EU-Dinner Debate

FEANI – EU Dinner Debate

“The European Professional Card – A Key Tool for Fostering Innovation in Europe”

28 June 2011: 18.00 - 22.30 hrs

At the European Parliament – Spinelli Building

Rue Wiertz, 60/1000-BRUSSEL

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

18:00 – 20:00: “Academic Session” – Room C050, 7th Floor

20:15 – 22:30: “Dinner Debate” – Members’ Salon, Ground Floor

European Parliament

FEANI plays an active role within the EU Steering Group on the European Professional Card. The objectives of this Steering Group are to explore the feasibility and the challenges linked to the development of a European professional card in the context of the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36 and the preparation of a Green Paper for autumn 2011.

Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, MEP Evelyne GEBHARDT and MEP Bernadette VERGNAUD, and the Chairman of the Steering Committee, Mr. Jürgen TIEDJE from the European Commission, will together with the stakeholders and the representatives from the public sectors enter into an active debate on the benefits for engineers and other professionals.  

What would be the added value of a European professional card ? How can certain specific elements be integrated for certain professions ? Shall the card be made obligatory for professionals and how can it work in cases of mobility between regulating and non-regulating Member States ? Who will issue the card, in what language and what information should be present on the card ? What has been the outcome of the Public Consultation Paper and what are the tendencies ?

We greatly welcome you to join us at this unique event. Please register here  no later than Sunday, 19 June 2011.

In case you would need an Access Pass to the European Parliament, please provide us with your Date of Birth & Country of Residence.


Mr. Jürgen TIEDJE

from German nationality, is lawyer by education and he is working for the European Commission in Brussels since 1992.
He carried out various functions within the European Commission. He started in the area of agricultural policies. Since 1996, he is working in policy areas related to the Internal more




Bernadette VERGNAUD

Mrs Vergnaud,, from French nationality, has a degree in Spanish and Portuguese as well as a Master's degree in Spanish and Latin American civilization.  She was teacher from 1971 to 1976 and worked as university bursar from 1976 to 2004... read more






from German nationality, is Member of the European Parliament since 1994 (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament).
Graduated  in literature at the Sorbonne, Paris, she started working as freelance translator  and lectured in Germany and abroad read more





from Danish nationality,  graduated from the Institute of Applied Construction and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1998 (Bachelor of Engineering). He obtained a degree in Executive Education (M & A) - Wharton Business School, US  and an Executive MBA at Imperial College, London... read more





from German nationality, studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Siegen where he obtained his degree in 1986.
After lecturing at the University of Houston, Texas, until 1987 he was Head of the Department for Development and Quality Assurance at the Lemmerz Werke in Königswinter... read more



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