German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) Representation to the European Union

Tim Krögel

Managing Director European Affairs
Tel: +32 2 23080-39
kroegel(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Representation of the ZDH towards the EU Institutions and SMEunited, Fundamental Aspects of European Policy, Member of the SBS Board of Directors, Alternate Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Ghislaine Goerens

Assistant
Tel: +32 2 28680-51
Fax: +49 30 20619-59051
goerens(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Secretariat of the Managing Director

Richard Breuer

Liaison Office Saxon Crafts
Tel: +32 2 28680-66
Fax: +49 30 20619-59066
breuer(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Foreign Trade Policy, Transport Policy, Regional Policy, Event Management

SMEunited Sector Forum: Transport
SMEunited Working Group: Regional Policy

Liaison European Parliament

Dr. Jeanine Bucherer

Liaison Office West-German Chambers of Crafts Confederation
Tel: +32 2 28680-59
Fax: +49 30 20619-59059
dr.bucherer(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Environment and Climate Policy, Energy Policy

SMEunited Committee: Sustainable Development

Elisabeth Häringer

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-63
Fax: +49 30 20619-59063
haeringer(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Better Regulation, Competition Law, Civil Law, Company Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Consumer Policy, European Court of Justice Jurisprudence

SMEunited Committee: Legal Affairs

Gertrud Hirtreiter

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-55
Fax: +49 30 20619-59055
hirtreiter(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Coordination, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Research, Innovation, Cultural and Creative Industries, Trainees

ZDH Committee European Affairs

SMEunited Committee: VET
SMEunited Working Group: Research and Innovation

Carolin-Charlotte Kosel

Liaison Office Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Tel: + 32 2 28680-69
Fax: +49 30 20619-59069
kosel(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Digital Economy and Society

SMEunited Working Group: Digital


© Philippe Veldeman Photographer in Brussels

Benjamin Kroupa

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-67
Fax: +49 30 20619-59067
kroupa(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:

European Standardization Policy, Environment and Climate Policy, Energy Policy  

SMEunited Committee: Sustainable Development
SMEunited Sector Forum: Construction  

Liaison Small Business Standards

EU Representative for: German Construction Confederation (ZDB), German Association of Plumbing, Heating and Ventilation Contractors (ZV SHK), Federal Association of Shutters and Sunscreens (BV RS)

Margarete Rudzki

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-61
Fax: +49 30 20619-59061
rudzki(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:

Enterprise Policy, Digital Economy and Society, EU Funding Programmes  

SMEunited Committee: Enterprise Policy
SMEunited Working Group: Digital

Liaison EESC

Friedrich Trosse

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-60
Fax: +49 30 20619-59060
trosse(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Foreign Trade Law, European and International Contacts, European Court of Justice Jurisprudence

SMEunited Committee: Perm. Delegates
SMEunited Sector Forums: Food, Health

Liasion SMEunited

 

EU Representative for: National Guild for Hearing aid Audiologists (BiHa), German Bakers' Confederation (ZV Bäcker), Association of German Car Dealers and Repairers (ZDK)

Fabian Uebbing

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-58
Fax: +49 30 20619-59058
uebbing(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Social and Employment Policy, Migration Policy, Press and Public Relations, Speeches, Monitoring Reports

SMEunited Committee: Social Affairs

Lukas Westphal

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-68
Fax: +49 30 20619-59068
westphal(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, Financial Instruments, EU Budget, Statistics

SMEunited Committee:  Economic and Fiscal Affairs
SMEunited Working Groups: Taxation, SME Studies, SME Financing and Relationships with Banks

Working Grouzp of the German and Austrian Credit Services

EU Representative for: Association of German Guarantee Banks (VDB)

N.N.

Head of Unit
Tel: +32 2 28680-56
Fax: +49 30 20619-59056

Responsibilities:
Public Procurement, Internal Market Policy, Labour Law, European Court of Justice Jurisprudence  

SMEunited Committees: Social Affairs, Legal Affairs
SMEunited Sector Forum: Construction

EU Representative for: German Construction Confederation (ZV DB), Federal Association of the Building Trade (BVB)

Anne-Françoise Pochet

Assistant
Tel: +32 2 28680-50
Fax: +49 30 20619-59050
pochet(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Human Resources, Accounting, Organisation, IT

Judith Lusakueno

Assistant
Tel: +32 2 28680-53
Fax: +49 30 20619-59053
lusakueno(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Organisation, Meeting Coordination, Event Management and Visitor Groups, Database Administration

Sonja Mohr

Assistant
Tel: +32 2 28680-62
Fax: +49 30 20619-59062
mohr(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Organisation, Meeting Coordination, Event Management and Visitor Groups, Database Administration, Website Management

Barbara Wolfart 

Assistant
Tel: +32 2 28680-62
Fax: +49 30 20619-59062
wolfart(at)zdh.de

Responsibilities:
Organisation, Meeting Coordination, Event Management and Visitor Groups, Database Administration, Website Management

Further Representation of Interests

Tim Geier

SME Groups Germany (Der Mittelstandsverbund)
Tel: +32 2 28680-57
Fax: +49 30 20619-59057
t.geier(at)mittelstandsverbund.de