EUROPEN and the Single Market’s 30th anniversary

The EU Single Market and EUROPEN in 2023: Celebrating 30 years of building bridges across Europe

For the last thirty years, the Single Market has been the engine of the European Union, allowing companies and citizens to move and operate freely across EU borders. It has sought to remove barriers to doing business and has made it possible for countless companies to expand beyond their home country into truly pan-European enterprises. It has also created opportunities to scale-up investments to support innovation, accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Single Market, EUROPEN has teamed up with JA Europe, the leading international NGO providing entrepreneurship education programs to students, to launch the first edition of the EUROPEN Market Expansion Award. This award recognises a Start-Up team that has succeeded in identifying and seizing the opportunities offered by the Single Market to operate its business across different markets in Europe.

The winners of the competition have been announced and introduced during an award ceremony on the 7th of June 2023, followed by a cocktail reception to celebrate EUROPEN turning thirty.

Relive the epic celebrations of EUROPEN and the EU Single Market’s 30th anniversary and meet the winners of the first edition of the EUROPEN Market Expansion Award! 🏆

meet the winners!

EUROPEN is happy to introduce you to SEaNSOR, a start-up that has made it its mission to protect marine ecosystems by creating a device which uses sound and distance sensors to tackle marine pollution and illegal fishing. Ports, coastal areas, fish farms, they have got you covered 🌊 🐟 

The speakers of the event

Francesca Stevens Secretary General

Francesca Stevens

Hans van Bochove Chair

Hans van Bochove

Kristina Velkovska CFO

Kristina Velkovska

Hubert Gambs Deputy Director-General

Hubert Gambs

Michiel & Anneleen Van Meervenne founders

Michiel & Anneleen Van Meervenne