On 30 March 2016, the EESC's TEN Section project delegation conducted a study visit in Genoa to discover some of the very inspiring smart city initiatives that have been implemented there. The Municipality of Genoa is investing in its ‘vision’ of a city able to recognise and manage its own unique complexities, through the implementation of an intelligent, integrated and sustainable urban system, which identifies and enhances its own cultural, economic, productive and environmental characteristics, thus helping to develop a compatible and attractive natural urban fabric. Genoa has an ‘experimental’ vocation and sees itself as a laboratory in which to develop an innovative and technological approach designed to meet the city’s real needs, including in partnership with other Smart Cities.
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On 30 November, the EESC, in cooperation with the Maltese Chamber of Commerce, is organising a conference on "EU industrial policy – does a one-size-fits-all approach work?" The implementation of the EU industrial policy will be discussed, with reference to topics such as innovation, internationalisation and governance. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to analyse the challenges facing Maltese industry in terms of competitiveness. In addition, the event will enable Malta's business and political representatives to speak out their needs and expectations from European and national industrial policies.
The European Economic and Social Committee has started on an exploratory project, whose main objective is to analyze new ways to improve the efficiency of European monetary policy in its impact on industry and real economy, mainly through the collaboration between the European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank.
The main purpose of this project is to collect, elaborate and disseminate information on the legal, technical and economic feasibility of different mechanisms of exchanges of views and cooperation between the Eurosystem and the European Investment Bank (and National Promotional banks and agencies).
Additional dissemination efforts will be the Round Table to be held in Brussels in November 12th and 3 local events in different European regions, one of which is this current event in Bilbao on 20 November 2015.
The Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI), in collaboration with the ECO section, has recently launched a project dedicated to the impact of monetary policy on European industry and, very specifically, on the role of the European Investment Bank in this field.
In this context a round table will be held on 12 November 2015 in Brussels.
This thematic seminar on "the reindustrialisation of Europe: agriculture – food manufacturing, distribution and commerce " will take place in two location: Milan and Bergamo on the 26 and 27 October 2015 in cooperation with the Italian organizations Confcommercio, Confindustria and Coldiretti.
On the 26 October, the first session in Milan will focus on reindustrialisation in relation to international trade and on the 27 October, the second session in Bergamo will focus more on industrial and innovation aspects.
This seminar will also be an opportunity to discuss the Circular economy and new technologies, as well as novel and greening technologies in agriculture. Participants will include: representatives of the Government, the Chamber of Commerce, academics, business representatives as well as 40 Members of the Employers' Group.
On 10th and 11th September 2015, a delegation of Members TEN Section is on mission in the île d'Yeu (FR), with the objective to evaluate the island's conversion to renewables, soft mobility and optical fiber.
On 15 June, the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists together with the EESC Employers’ Group and partners, is organising the 3rd high-level conference on the future of the integrated industrial policy in Europe and Lithuania, as well as on promotion of national industrial policy, focusing on the challenges of innovation.
The EU's own budget resources should be overhauled, giving them a new structure to take account of current economic realities. The current system for funding the EU budget is complicated and lacks clarity for the public. A high-level group on own resources chaired by Mario Monti has been formally established to this end. The Committee wants to revisit the issue of own resources and its broader ramifications, with the stress on a fair competitive environment for Europe's producers. The public hearing organised on Monday, 1 June 2015 at the EESC headquarters in Brussels will be a rare opportunity for stakeholders, politicans and civil society represetatives to discuss this highly sensitive topic.
After a conference on the Fourth industrial revolution, evidencing the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services that will connect intelligent products, digital services, and customers to the new innovative ‘products’ of the future, it is time to enlarge our vision to all digital technologies but also on their impact on business and the society at large, without forgetting to highlight the necessary political measures to be put in place by the public authorities.