#Industry4Europe coalition: Joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”

#Industry4Europe is a coalition of around 130 manufacturer associations committed towards the achievement of an ambitious EU industrial strategy.

Coordinated by UNIFE, representing the European rail manufacturing industry, the #Industry4Europe initiative has produced a Joint Reaction Paper to react to the Commission Communication on "Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry - A renewed Industrial Policy Strategy" published on 13 September 2017.

The Joint Reaction Paper tackles different issues, from Business-Friendly Environment and Governance, to Research & Innovation, from Access to Finance to Trade and International Market Access.

Euroalliages Secretary General Inès Van Lierde is co-rapporteur for the Trade and International Market Access chapter of the paper.


#Industry4Europe joint handover meeting with Commissioner Bienkowska

24 January 2018 - Euroalliages's Secretary General Inès Van Lierde has participated to a handover meeting of the #Industry4Europe Joint Reaction Paper "For an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy" to Commissioner Bienkowska. See the Commissioner tweet here.


#Industry4Europe at the hearing of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change of the European Economic and Social Committee

21 December 2017 - As co-rapporteur responsible for trade of the Joint Initiative on Industrial Strategy "Industry4Europe" coordinated by UNIFE, our Secretary General Inès Van Lierde has made a presentation to a hearing of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The hearing took place in the framework of the ad hoc Study Group set up by the EESC for drafting the EESC Opinion on Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry – a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy.


#Industry4Europe presents the Joint Reaction Paper "For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further" to the Council Industry Working Party

23 October 2017 - As co-rapporteur responsible for trade of the Joint Initiative on Industrial Strategy "Industry4Europe" coordinated by UNIFE, our Secretary General Inès Van Lierde has participated to Council Industry Working Party to present the Joint Reaction Paper "For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further" co-signed by 119 industry association in view of the adoption of Council conclusions on "A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy".


#Industry4Europe Joint Declaration handed over to Estonian Presidency

11 July 2017 - On 11 July, our Secretary General Inès Van Lierde - together with a delegation of EU industry representatives - has met with Kadri Simson, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, to hand her over the Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy, co-signed by 130 manufacturer associations. The delegation also met the ITRE Chairman Jerzy Buzek, and several MEPs, namely Martina Werner, Patrizia Toia, and Massimiliano Salini.