FESI Webinar on taking the pulse of the recovery
On May 26th
from 3pm to 5pm, FESI will organise a webinar in order to evaluate the first effects for our industry of the deconfinement strategies that have started to be implemented in different countries in Europe. The webinar will focus on: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, the UK, and Austria. If you want to attend and/or make a presentation during this webinar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FESI mapping of Member States exit strategies
You can find here
our regularly updated mapping of the exit strategies, with reopening dates regarding retail and schools, as well as the specific measures regarding social distancing and physical activity.
Commission's guidance on travel
On 13 May, the Commission presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen safely after months of lockdown. More information
COVID-19 tacking apps
Several Member States have developed COVID tracking apps
to prevent the development of the virus. The EU Members States, with the support of the European Commission, have just adopted interoperability guidelines for approved contact tracing mobile applications in the EU
.The guidelines will be complemented by interoperability specifications for cross-border transmission chains between approved apps.
Sport cabinet response to COVID
Following a question from MEP Tomasz Frankowski (PPE, Poland), based on FESI's letter to the European Parliament Sports Group, Mariya Garbiel, the EU Commissioner in charge of Sport, indicated that her team is currently working on an impact study to evaluated the needs of the sector. It has also launched an online platform to share best practices with Member States. FESI is in close contact with her team to stay involved in the process.
Commission publishes report on the impact of coronavirus on EU trade
The current world health crisis will result in a decline of 9.2% in EU exports and 8.8% in EU imports from third countries in 2020, according to the EU Chief Economist note
, based on the estimated decline in GDP worldwide. The analysis outlined in this note is one of the few attempts at predicting the impact of the COVID19 outbreak on trade flows.
The WFSGI has published the results on its COVID April's survey which you can find by clicking here
. In order to provide updated information and assess the developments of the situation, they have also launch the WFSGI COVID-19 Survey - May 2020 edition.
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