The path to our industrial future

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Between June 2021 and March 2022 the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy, announced by the European Commission on 5 May 2021. The main objective of these events is to hear the view of civil society organisations on the future of European industry. Each event will focus on a specific aspect of the strategy, from the role of critical raw materials to industry's role to achieve the Green Deal, from Europe's competitiveness on the global stage to a truly Just Transition and public & private investments.

5 May 2021      Release of the Communication "Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe" (COM(2021) 350 final)

7 June 2021       Public hearing in the framework of the 1st meeting of the study group INT/935 Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe

14 June 2021     Webinar 1: "AI in tackling Covid-19 crisis: opportunities and challenges & European Digital Innovation Hubs: boosting adoption of digital technologies in EU businesses" (Digital transition and single market observatory - DSMO)

17 June 2021     Consultative Commission on Industrial Change(CCMI) meeting: "Debate on the Updated industrial strategy: towards a more resilient and strategically autonomous EU industry?"

13 July 2021      Webinar 2 "The role of Critical Raw Materials to form a strong industrial base"

15 Sept. 2021    Webinar 3 "The EU's Industrial strategy – which indicators to track its progress?"

18 Oct. 2021      Webinar 4 "Channelling financial resources into investments that comply with environmental, social and governance criteria"

26 Nov. 2021     Webinar 5 "A Just Transition for workers of European industries: tackling inequalities and discrimination and fostering opportunities for reskilling and upskilling"

10 Dec. 2021     Webinar 6 'Farm to Fork Strategy - Aligning the food industry with the European Green Deal's climate neutrality objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'  

Jan. 2022           Webinar 7 on energy aspects of the industrial strategy

Feb. 2022           Webinar 8 on trade aspects of the industrial strategy

March 2022       Closing conference on the industrial strategy

For further information, please contact the INT Section secretariat.

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