The function of the EESC’s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) is to support industries in the EU, to anticipate industrial change, and to help European companies to restructure and adapt to globalisation through innovation and new technologies. The CCMI evolved out of the post-war European Coal and Steel Community, so although it is part of the EESC, its membership also includes ‘delegates’ who come directly from different industrial sectors.
While it continues to monitor the development of the crucial coal and steel industries, together with their supply, production and distribution chains, over the last decade the CCMI’s remit has expanded to cover a wide variety of other sectors, ranging from textiles and automobiles to banking and creative industries. The CCMI monitors the repercussions of industrial change on employment, social and structural policy measures, aid and competition policy, research and technological development, environmental and sustainable development policy, energy policy, and trade.
In the left-hand column you can see the full list of the different industrial sectors currently covered.