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FERMA Risk Management Seminar 2014
20 & 21 October 2014 in Brussels, Belgium
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FERMA Risk Management Forum 2015
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Venice, 4-7 October 2015
FERMA is dedicated to assisting the development of risk management education through Universities, Business Schools, Colleges and Institutes. It sponsors students to attend its Forum and seminars.
FERMA Professional Development Initiative sponsored by Lloyd's With the aim to support FERMA with its Professional Development Initiative, Lloyd's hosts and sponsors a development programme for talented risk managers with 3 to 5 years of experience. Read more..
Students at the FERMA Forum 2013 Risk Management Education is one of the main concerns of FERMA. The invitation of students to its Forums offers them the possibility to attend a major Risk Management congress in Europe, to improve their knowledge and allows them to discuss and exchange views, not only with practitioners, risk and insurance managers, but also with numerous service providers. Read more..
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"A European vision of Risk Management". Read more..
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FERMA launches a benchmarking survey of risk management practices across Europe every two years across its members. Read more..
ECIIA - FERMA guidance
Guidance on the 8th EU Company Law Directive (article 41). Read more..
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FERMA maintains its contacts with the various European Business Associations and contributes with its views and concerns to the European Commission developments.
Below are our latest posts and news about European Topics.Looking at changes for the committees at the European Parliament
Out of the 751 MEPs newly elected in May for five year terms, 371 are new to Parliament. The European Parliament is new and fragmented with three main consequences on EU policies:
No experience yet of working together, which may slow down even more the legislative process;
Previously ignored political groups may emerge and play an important role;
Reaching a majority may be difficult. The absolute majority is 376 out of 751.
The EU regulator is at the final stages to adopt the Data Protection Regulation which will set up new rules for operators on how private data must be managed.
In March 2014, the European Parliament strengthened several requirements such as making the applicable fines for breaching rules up to €100 million or 5% of annual worldwide turnover (whichever is greater) when the original proposal of the European Commission suggested fines “only” up to €1 million or 2% of annual worldwide turnover. Continue reading
FERMA executive director Florence Bindelle said: “As in previous years, FERMA is pleased to have been selected among the partners of the EU-OSHA campaign to improve workplace health and safety. We are aware of the positive effects that tackling psychosocial risks can have on overall business performance, particularly long-term sustainability and social responsibility. Some FERMA members have launched initiatives to work closely with human resources directors to define risk indicators.” Continue reading
A role for the risk manager in corporate transparency
This directive amends the Accounting Directive, and it will become law following the expected adoption by the European Council in the next few weeks. Most quoted companies already publish a corporate social responsibility (CSR) report that covers many of the topics to be disclosed, but this directive makes disclosure mandatory and it extends this requirement to all companies and groups with more than 500 employees, and insurance companies and banks. The EU estimates it will affect about 6000 enterprises in total. Continue reading