Presentation on theme: "Communication project: how to improve MEPs knowledge about our ingredients?"— Presentation transcript:
Communication project: how to improve MEPs knowledge about our ingredients?
Infocation project - MEPs Communication Committee meeting on 10 May n Explore different ways to inform and educate MEPs about our ingredients n Take the budget to date into account Conclude on a preliminary approach that will be fine-tuned in the forthcoming months, and presented at the ELC Annual General Meeting in November 2006
Infocation project - MEPs nCommunication Committee recommendation Organisation of a small-scale EP event
Infocation project - MEPs n Where? Strasbourg n When? During a EP Plenary week – early 2007 Possibly on the same day of a EP hearing on FIA package – if any n Audience: Rapporteur – key MEPS – mainly from ENVI Com Guests: Commission (Sanco – Entreprise) NGOs: CIAA (food industry) EFFA (flavourings) BEUC (consumers) EUROCOOP (consumers co-operatives) Eurocommerce (retailers) EMRA (EU Modern Restaurant Assoc.) Eurotoques (EC of Cooks) … n No media invited n Joint sponsored event: EFFA – CIAA???
Infocation project - MEPs nPROGRAMME n Introduction by the CEO of one of the major ELC food ingredients companies Obvious political context (EP discussion on FIA package will have started) n Presentation by H. This – Molecular gastronomy – using food additives in gastronomy SYNPA experience n Other speakers??? – Round Table with panellists??? n Cocktail - with molecular gastronomy sampling??? nDOCUMENTATION ELC new brochure – leaflet – new website
Infocation project - MEPs nA HEAVY ORGANISATION n Lot of work for the Communication Committee n Need to have clear indication on the available budget asap n Resources: difficult to call for external support nCLOSE COORDINATION BETWEEN EXCO AND COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE n Clear mandates from the Exco nCLOSE COORDINATION BETWEEN TECHNICAL LOBBY AND GENERAL COMMUNICATION
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