Fit For Future Platform


For the attention of all ACE Member Organisations
Cc: ACE Executive Board

Dear all,

The EU Commission announced on 11 May the creation of a so-called Fit For Future Platform, which will work on the simplification of the EU legislation and examine whether EU legislation remains appropriate given the need to tackle new challenges.

The Commission is looking for experts to take part in a stakeholder group which will contribute to the work of the platform.

For more information, please see the Commission’s decision establishing this new platform and the call for experts (docs enclosed).

Please see below some key points extracted from the application form.

>> Please keep the ACE Secretariat informed if you apply.

With kind regards

Pierre Obajtek
ACE Policy Officer

Highlights from the application form:
"The experts appointed to represent a common interest shall not represent an individual stakeholder (e.g. a specific company or organisation), but a policy orientation common to different EU stakeholder organisations. They shall represent business, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, social partners and civil society organisations having direct experience in the application of Union legislation".

"Members representing a common interest shall be appointed for the duration of the mandate of the Platform (until November 2024).

"The Platform shall meet in one to two plenary meetings every year on Commission premises. Additional technical meetings shall also be organised. An estimated 4 meetings will take place every year on Commission premises in Brussels.

Members should be prepared to attend meetings, to contribute actively to discussions in the Platform, to gather evidence and analyse it, to be actively involved in preparatory work ahead of meetings, to draft and provide comments on documents under discussion, and act, when appropriate, as 'rapporteurs' for specific topics.

Working documents of the Platform will be drafted in English and meetings will also be conducted in English.

Participants in the activities of the Platform shall not be remunerated for the expertise they offer. Travel and subsistence expenses incurred by participants in the activities of the Platform shall be reimbursed by the Commission.

Each application shall include the following documents:
– a cover letter explaining the applicant's motivation for answering this call and stating clearly what contribution the applicant could make to the group;
– a classification form duly filled in specifying the member category for which the application is made (Annex I);
– a selection criteria form duly filled in documenting how the applicant fulfills the selection criteria listed in chapter 4 of this call (Annex II).
– A curriculum vitae (CV) shall also be provided, preferably not exceeding three pages. The CV must document the applicants’ professional experience and expertise as well as highlight how it is relevant in view of the selection criteria. All CVs shall be submitted in the European format

Deadline: 19 June 2020


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