As a tradition, the European Standardisation Committees, CEN and CENELEC have gathered a fine mix of experts to explain the role and advantages of European standards and how businesses can benefit from using them. In a two-day session, participants were able to discover how standardisation can remove trade barriers and foster technical alignment with foreign countries.

Following the harsh test of the past years, the EU should certainly focus its attention more on Research and Development if it wants to be an innovation leader at a global level in the next decades.

Debate on EU industrial policy strategy for competitiveness, growth and innovation

The Joint Paper has been sent to the Council High-Level Group on Competitiveness and Growth in response to their official request.


What is the future of the European industry? How will the EU remain a prominent player at a global level, maintaining at the same time its social cohesion and setting high environmental standards?