A Governance Structure - For an Ambitious EU Industrial Strategy

Governance structure

In the aftermath of the two previous Industry4Europe Joint Papers, “For an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy: Going Further” and “Setting indicators for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy, this new Joint Paper proposes 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 Civil Society.

More specifically, a future Industrial Strategy governance structure should be based on the following
two pillars:

  1. Ensuring an informed and permanent dialogue between the industry and policy decision-makers in association with civil society stakeholders (trade unions, consumers organisations, NGOs, academia) and;
  2. A structure of European Institutions which allows for an Industrial Strategy to be addressed and implemented at highest level.

With its “For an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy: Going further” Joint Paper  (October 2017), the Industry4Europe coalition has called for a long-term vision for Europe’s industry which demands a long-term governance structure going beyond the 6-month EU Presidency cycle and the 5-year mandate of the current European Commission.

Such a governance structure should enable the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament, together with industry stakeholders, to develop a common vision for a smart, innovative and sustainable industry.

Existing policies, initiatives and tools, addressing the challenges and gaps, including those described in the Commission’s Communication 'Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy' of September 2017, should be reviewed in order to develop and implement a long-term comprehensive EU Industrial Strategy as well as for monitoring its progress on a regular basis.

The Industry4Europe Joint Paper on a proposed governance structure is the coalitions' contribution to making the implementation of an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy as effective as possible.

The Joint Paper is available: here