European Chamber Working Groups
Be part of our industry-leading working groups
Actively participate in and influence the development of increased market opening and regulatory reform in China through over 43 Working Groups and Fora. We provide European business with effective communication and lobbying channels.
Join forces with other companies in policies
Participate in working-level and technical lobby meetings
Receive the latest policy updates and industry-specific information
Gain access to government contacts
Exchange insights regularly at Working Group meetings
Leverage high-level networking opportunities for business development
Definition of Groups
A Working Group (WG) is composed of at least two corporate members with a mutual interest in a minimum of three lobbying issues and the capacity to represent their industry and issues. A WG produces an annual Position Paper with recommendations and engages in lobbying activities. "Lobbying" refers to attempting to influence Chinese policy makers either through direct communication or indirectly via other channels (e.g. EU institutions, the media, etc.). Involvement may be limited to member companies that have a direct interest in the industry that the Group serves. For more details on the membership guidelines for WGs, refer to the Membership Policy of the European Chamber.
A Forum provides a platform for networking and knowledge-sharing through meetings, events and other forms of communication. It is composed of at least two corporate members and is typically open to all members. However, involvement may be limited to member companies that have a direct interest in the industry the Forum covers. The Forum will have a shorter Position Paper than the WGs, in which they provide a brief overview of their activities in 200-300 words.
A Desk is formed, when an external organisation or association or a group of member companies desire additional representation by the European Chamber. The scope and activities of the Desk depend on the needs of the parties involved.
A Task Force is a loosely constructed group comprising a number of industry experts focusing on a certain topic which is of concern to European Chamber members but does not require consistent efforts like Working Groups and Fora. When required, the experts in the group will be called upon to provide their opinions on given topics. A task force does not have a position paper, a business manager or a lobbying agenda.