Study visit of the European institutions in Brussels

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In April 2015, the CMA Lyon-Rhône organized a study visit for elected representatives and all of the department directors of the Chamber of Craft Lyon-Rhône, as part of the EASY EUROPE co- funded by the ERASMUS + program.


Led by the President of the Chamber of Craft Lyon-Rhône , the Delegation met parliamentarians from the Rhône-Alpes constituency, the General Directorates in connection with the themes of craftsmanship and the supervisory structure of VSEs. SME, UEAPME.

The participants to this professional trip were:

›Elected representatives: Alain Audouard, Andrée-France Contet, Carole Peyrefitte, André Janin, Bernard Morat and Christophe Bernollin

›Executive managers: Frank Lebel, Natalie Gay, Florence Nicoloso, Lucien Boiché and Sylvie Gneno


The objectives of this study visit were to:

  • Establish the legitimacy of the CMA Lyon-Rhône in European bodies.
  • Better understand the tools that can be directly mobilized for the craft industry.
  • Identify areas for improvement regarding the internal organization for the mobilization of European funds.
  • Understand the functioning of the different General Directorates.

Visit program

More specifically, this study visit made it possible to:

  • Create an initial network of key partners.
  • Meet the European Deputies of the Rhône-Alpes constituency.
  • Visit the Parliament and the European Commission and meet the four Directorates General of the European Commission.
  • Discuss with the Delegation of the Rhône-Alpes region, the Delegation of the Metropolis of Lyon and the French Representation in Brussels.
  • Meet the Secretary General of UEAPME.


From these 3 days, elected representatives and directors will retain a strong competence of the actors met, a real availability and a great professionalism: “we really felt that the people who received us were curious to know more about craftsmanship, to better understand the “field” ”.

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