LightingEurope organises “Brussels Direct” webinars for our members – a quick and easy way to stay up to date on latest developments and trends in policy-making, the lighting industry and other sectors and to draw inspiration on how to position individual companies.

Check out our list below of past and upcoming webinars.

We organise an average of 2 Brussels Direct webinars per month. Our speakers include European and national regulators, representatives of the lighting supply chain, experts from other industries and other trade associations. 

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2021 Brussels Direct webinars

10 Dec Under your Christmas tree - EU policy initiatives in 2022 - Elena Scaroni and Marion Ebel, LightingEurope
24 Nov AIM – European Brands Association views on the Digital Services Act - Amaury Libbrecht – Public Affairs Manager – AIM European Brands Association
28 Oct The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – legislative proposal and state of play
Emmanuel Podaire – Economic Analyst, TAXUD D4, European Commission
27 Oct Article 9 of Compliance and Enforcement Regulation: Collaboration between Market Surveillance Authorities and Industry
Monika Schmitteckert – Policy Officer for Market Surveillance, DG GROW
20 Oct EN 12464-1:2021 | Light and Lighting – Lighting of work places, Part 1: Indoor work places
Peter Thorns , Head of Strategic Lighting Applications - Thorn Lighting Ltd
28 Sep National legislations on Packaging: what is at stake for the EU Single Market?
Marco Musso - EUROPEN European Federation for Packaging
16 Sep PEP EcopassPort : LCA technical guidelines for electrical, electronic and HVAC equipment
Sylvie BRONCHAIN, General Manager of the P.E.P. Association
15 Sep The new General Product Safety Regulation
Andras Zsigmond, Legal and Policy Officer, Consumer Product Safety at European Commission
9 Sep Sustainability metrics in practice: developments in the UK
Various UK Experts
 7 Jul UV-C Disinfection – Current knowledge base and how LightingEurope is engaging
LightingEurope Working Group experts
22 Jun Compliance and Enforcement Regulation – European Commission’s guidelines on Article 4
Lennart Grundberg, DG GROW
 3 Jun  Standards for Environmental Aspects – update from IEC TC 34 activities
Bryan King, Executive Director, Lighting Council New Zealand 
 28 May Upcoming legislative requirements on plastics and the Plastics Recyclers point of view
Patrick de Kort, Regulatory Affairs, Plastics Recyclers Europe
 11 May   Global Lighting Data Format – an introduction
Robert Heinze, Relux
Wilhelm Bremecker, DIAL
28 Apr EU Sustainable Products debate & LightingEurope activities
Elena Scaroni & Roumiana Santos, LightingEurope
21 Apr The EMC and the LVD Directives review – current status and next steps
Dorota Papiewska & Alexis Basiaux, DG GROW
Mark Whittle (consultant)
13 Apr Substance regulations in the UK post-Brexit
Dr. Chris Robertson & Emily Tyrwhitt Jones, RINA
7 Apr The legislative review on Batteries and the EPBA (portable batteries) point of view
Raquel Ponte Costa, Regulatory Affairs Manager, EPBA
19 Mar The EU-US trade relationship: the impact of the Biden Presidency on trade in electronics
Lenka Fořtová, European Commission, DG Trade
11 Mar The new EU Cybersecurity Strategy and the revision of the NIS Directive
Benjamin Bögel, European Commission, DG CNECT
4 Mar EU GPP criteria for road lighting: Summary of mandatory requirements for public tenders in Italy
Fabio Pagano, Technical Manager, ASSIL
Christian Mazzola, Chief Executive Officer, ARIANNA
25 Feb Post Brexit Update
Tariq Malik, LIA
16 Feb The Sustainable Product Initiative – Overview of objectives and milestones
Alberto Parenti , DG GROW
27 Jan Toys Industries of Europe views on how to address product compliance online in EU legislation
Lars Vogt, Toys Industries of Europe
13 Jan An overview of the current policy developments and trends and EUROPEN key messages on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
Marco Musso - EUROPEN European Federation for Packaging



2020 Brussels Direct webinars

14 Dec "UNDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE - EU policy initiatives in 2021"

9 Dec "ECHA SCIP Database – experience of the construction machinery"

3 Dec "A circular economy model for lighting"

26 Nov "State of Play-Level(s)-The European framework for sustainable buildings"

19 Nov "How to tackle the Renovation Wave: the French experience"

18 Nov "Product compliance: ANFALUM’s market surveillance activities and programme
– work for you?

13 Nov "BIM in Renovation"

28 Oct "Brexit impact on lighting"

23 Oct "Repro-light – conclusions from a Life Cycle Analysis concerning the replaceability of luminaire components"

9 Oct "Sustainable Finance – an outlook on the EU taxonomy"

6 Oct "Lighting market worldwide: a mid-year up to date"

25 Sep "The impact of COVID-19 and the necessary stimulus to accelerate renovation in Europe"

17 Sep "The role of the European Investment Bank in the Renovation Wave"

10 Sep "Endeavours to tackle online free-riding for Extended Producer Responsibility"

8 Sep "EU policy trends for IoT"

15 July "The future of recycling in Europe: an insight into the key opportunities and challenges"

10 July "B2G development and funding opportunities in Africa"

8 July "BEUC views on the Digital Services Act"

17 June "Chemicals Strategy"

12 June "Addressing product compliance online: Recommendations for the Digital Services Act"

3 June "LIA guide to Wireless Lighting Control"

20 May "Business to Government Post-Covid: Unlocking EU Infrastructure Funds in Central and Eastern Europe"

8 May "COVID-19 safety precautions as the new normal"

6 May "Update on the Circular Economy Action Plan"