A big thank you to all participants of the high-level debate on the Reindustrialisation of Europe, hosted by Forum Europe in partnership with RAND Europe on the 23 June 2015.
This conference analysed the interplay between Europe’s digital and industrial policies and how Europe can re-energise its industrial and manufacturing sectors to ensure their global competitiveness, create jobs and contribute to economic growth.
Post conference materials
A link to Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska's speech can be found here.
A selection of photos from the day is now available to view here.
European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Space
GE Poland and Baltics and Member of the High Level Group of Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness (i24c)
SITRA and Member of the High Level Group of Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness (i24c)
A key goal of the Europe2020 strategy has been to increase the contribution made by manufacturing to European GDP from 16% to 20% by 2020. The reindustrialisation of the European economy, if it is to be a globally competitive reality, faces many challenges. These include mega trends such as access to raw materials, climate change and energy prices, to more comparatively localised issues such as EU competition, industrial and tax policies, skills, education and employment matters.
Eighteen months on from the European Commission’s communication “For a European Industrial Renaissance”, and with the Europe2020 strategy mid-term review public consultation results now in the public domain, this Forum Europe - RAND Europe joint conference initiative assessed Europe’s industrial policy, key outcomes from the public consultation, future priorities for policymakers, the role of industry, both hi-tech and otherwise, the future of R&D and investment, and the outlook for skills, jobs and growth in Europe. What is Europe to do to avoid the so-called jobless recovery and ensure the future competitiveness of Europe’s industrial and manufacturing base?
To view the conference programme please click here.
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