CDP with CEPS for the new European industrial strategy

CDP with CEPS for the new European industrial strategy

First report from working group is online, focus on the Green Deal

Eight thematic working groups, more than 25 meetings, more than 200 participants from academia, industry, civil society and European and national institutions, resulted in 105 policy recommendations to revitalise European industry and relaunch the EU economy. These are the numbers behind the Task Force report “Towards a resilient and sustainable post-pandemic recovery - The New Industrial Strategy for Europe” prepared by the European think tank CEPS and dedicated to the development of a new industrial policy strategy for the European Union up to 2030.

The new strategy will have to ensure the competitiveness of European industry, while responding to new social and environmental challenges, contributing to the digital and ecological transition and reflecting European values. In addition, it will necessarily include an action plan, with precise objectives, a clear timetable, concrete actions and indicators to monitor the effectiveness of the plan, and a governance structure capable of managing its implementation.

In this context, the recommendations included in the Task Force report provide essential guidance in eight key areas for the EU’s industrial competitiveness, from strategic value chains to the pharmaceutical and health sectors, from the green economy to the digital economy, from the agricultural sector to external trade, from employment policies to competition and state aid.

The initiative was conceived together with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, which actively participated in the work of the CEPS Task Force, which was entrusted with the preparation of the report. In particular, CDP chaired the working group on strategic value chains and contributed to the debate on the digital economy, competition policies and the European Green Deal. This commitment confirms CDP’s central role in supporting the digital and ecological transition and the economic and social recovery of the Union.

The report by the Green Deal working group has just been published and contains 12 recommendations to accelerate industrial transformation and help in achieving the goal of climate neutrality by 2050. This will be followed shortly by the publication of seven more thematic reports that complement and reinforce the 105 recommendations collected in theTask Force Report.