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Channel-driven groups

In addition to its policy-focused committees and task forces, AmCham EU also does broader outreach to stakeholders and the AmChams in Europe network through its channel-driven groups.

 American Chambers of Commerce in Europe (ACE)

AmChams in Europe (ACE) is the umbrella body for American Chambers in Europe and Eurasia. Representatives meet two to three times per year to exchange best practices, share information on key issues facing US businesses operating in Europe and discuss opportunities for policy cooperationAmCham EU leads policy coordination on issues of interest to members of the AmChams in Europe network, through regular calls and policy updates, and through the support of the organisation of national AmCham events in key policy areas.

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Activities


• Comprises 46 American Chambers of Commerce

in 44 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia

• Communicates the importance of the transatlantic economy

• Advocates on a number of policy issue areas in member states

 Executive Council

The Executive Council (ExCo) is a forum of senior executives responsible for the European operations of some of AmCham EU’s largest member companies. The mission of ExCo is to strive for the continuous improvement of European global competitiveness, through targeted dialogue at the highest levels between its members and senior policy-makers of the EU institutions, Member States, and international organisations.

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Activities


• Building skills for the future

• Drive integration to create an attractive internal market

• Embrace revolutionary change for industrial leadership

• Develop new models of innovation and entrepreneurship

• Lead by example towards global integration

• Case for investing in Europe

 

 European Parliament outreach

In 2016 the European Parliament Outreach Task Force continued to complement the work of AmCham EU’s committees by shaping advocacy and facilitating outreach to the European Parliament, strengthening ties between AmCham EU and MEPs and developing closer relations with the national delegations and the political groups. In total AmCham EU met with over 230 individual MEPs and organised seven delegations to the plenary sessions in Strasbourg.

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Activities


• Track and co-ordinate outreach to the Parliament

• Build relationship with national delegations

Engage with the senior leadership of the main political groups

• Develop relationship with Parliament platforms

 EU Presidency

AmCham EU’s Presidency Group works to influence the agenda of the European Council. It initiates substantive policy dialogues with national officials charged with the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union by meeting with the relevant permanent representation in Brussels.

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Activities


• Brussels based presidency outreach

• Presidency Group outreach in member state (delegation)

 

 


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Policy areas

Policy work is the DNA of AmCham EU. AmCham EU committees and groups work on more than 100 policy issues each year. 

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Publications

Benefiting from the expertise of over active 750 business professionals, AmCham EU has acquired a strong reputation for its publications.

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Meet the secretariat

The Secretariat works on behalf of AmCham EU members' interests, and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the chamber.

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Our position

In 2016 we published over 60 position papers on a range of issues.

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