17 Sep 2013 Creating conditions for the Reshoring of the manufacturing industries activities to EUOngoingReferences: CCMI/120
Rapporteur: Mr Iozia (Workers - GR II / Italy)Co-rapporteur: Mr Leiriao (Various interests - GR III / Portugal)The European Commission under the European Strategy 2020 has established a goal to raise the industry contribution to GDP from 15.6% (2011) to 20% by 2020. The Industrial Policy Communication updated of October 2012 outlines a strategy to reverse the declining role of industry announcing actions in four main areas: Investment in new technologies and innovation; Access to Markets; Access to Finance and Human capital and skills.
11 Jul 2013 "A Stronger European Industry for Growth and Economic Recovery" Industrial Policy Communication Update COM(2012) 582 finalAdoptedReferences: CESE 1094/2013 - CCMI/108
Rapporteur: Mr van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands)Co-rapporteur: Mr Gibellieri (Workers - GR II / Italy)A coherent Industrial Policy requires far better governance – the EESC position.
The EESC welcomes very much the focused attention to Europe's industry, as expressed in the Commission's update on Industrial policy of October 2012. The present opinion insists on a change of mind-set in the Member States (MS) and the EU Council. It stresses the need of coherent decision-making on a wide variety of issues, and effective governance at EU level. Only then industrial policy can become a building block of an EU Growth Initiative of which there is still little effective action.
13 Feb 2013 Sustainable growth business models, low-carbon economy and industrial changeAdoptedReferences: CESE 1719/2012 - CCMI/104
Rapporteur: Mr Van Iersel (Employers - GR I / Netherlands)Co-rapporteur: Mr Gibellieri (Workers - GR II / Italy)The EESC wishes to highlight changes in mindsets in companies that are paving the way to new or adjusted business models. Sustainability is a strategic issue in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and in similar national initiatives as well as in the preparation of sectoral low-carbon roadmaps at EU level. Changes in the focus and structure of companies and in international value chains are bringing new business models into being.