Through the organisation of four pan-European seminars in 2015 and one final conference in early 2016, the partners intend to strengthen their dialogue addressing issues of common concern in the areas such as social affairs, trade, industry and the environment.

Imagining what the European leather industry could look like in the year 2025 will inspire discussions say Cotance.

Assisted by experts, the associations and partners will come up with new intelligence that will bring about a deeper understanding of the issues at stake in each of the policy areas.

The four seminars will be hosted each in a different European location starting with Bucharest, Romania, where APPBR will organise the first seminar on the theme of “Industry” on April 24. It will be followed by the seminar on “Social Affairs”, organised by FFTM, France, on June 18. After the summer break, two more events will be organised; one by APIC, Portugal (October) and the other by UKLF, UK (December).