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The importance of micro- and nanoelectronics in our digital economy and society Conference - EESC, Room VM3 - Rue Van Maerlant 2., 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Electronic components and systems are everywhere: from cars to pacemakers, from mobile phones to smart textiles. Electronics is a key technology enabling innovation and driving productivity for almost all economic sectors.

Recognising the key role of electronics to boost EU growth and jobs, the European Commission launched the Electronics Strategy for Europe in 2013, aiming to mobilise €100 billion in private investments and create 250,000 jobs in Europe by 2020. ECSEL, at the core of this strategy, is a €5 billion public-private partnership to boost Europe's electronics design and manufacturing capability and capacity.

To accompany these major steps and the growing importance of micro- and nanoelectronics in our lives, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission (EC) organise a joint conference to discuss the following main topics regarding electronics: jobs and skills, health and environmental impact and EU role on the global stage.

This event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders covering the broad range of organised civil society (industry, trade unions, consumers, NGOs...), academics and students as well as various other stakeholders.