The #Industry4Europe coalition, coordinated by UNIFE, the European Rail Industry, gathers European industrial associations that are ready to step up their cooperation with the European institutions to discuss and implement an impactful European industrial strategy that will help safeguard the world leadership of European manufacturers and jobs in Europe.
Following the adoption of a first Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy in February 2017, the coalition of associations has developed a more detailed Joint Paperin reaction to the Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for Europe” published by the European Commission in September 2017. The recommendations of the #Industry4Europe coalition touch upon major policy fields, including business-friendly environment and governance, skills & training, research and innovation, access to finance, internal market as well as trade and international market access.
In April 2018 the coalition published the Joint paper ‘Indicators for an ambitious EU industrial strategy’ which propose a short list of indicators that can be used to both assess the health of the European industry and monitor the progress made by the EU on the implementation of its industrial strategy.
The #Industry4Europe Joint Paper on “A Governance Structure for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy”, was published in July 2018. This Joint Paper aims at proposing a governance structure which enables the implementation of an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy, based on an informed dialogue between the industry, decision-makers at EU, national, regional and local levels and the Civil Society.