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Launch of the Task Force on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe

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Task Force Meeting

Launch of the Task Force on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe

Towards a resilient and sustainable recovery after the pandemic

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CEPS is delighted that Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton will launch our new Task on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe.

Since its adoption on 10 March 2020, the European Commission’s New Industrial Strategy for Europe has faced unprecedented challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic, the ensuing economic crisis and deteriorating multilateral order call for fresh priorities in terms of strategic autonomy and industrial transformation.

Against this backdrop, the New Industrial Strategy may have to refocus and adjust to enable the EU27 to overcome the current crisis in a way that protects the economy, society and the environment. It will also need to achieve higher levels of preparedness for future shocks and gradually transform the economy for greater competitive sustainability in the decades to come.

As one of the biggest EU think tanks, we are uniquely placed to convene academics, industry experts, policymakers and civil society to discuss the priorities of the EU’s industrial strategy with a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach. Through this Task Force, we aim to support the EU institutions in relaunching Europe’s economy by proposing concrete ideas and policy recommendations.

For more information, see the Task Force page here.

Agenda of the event

Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Joaquin Almunia, Chairman of the Board, CEPS
  • Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS and Director of the Task Force

Keynote Speech via video message:

  • Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market

Q&A with reactions from speakers of the Panel

  • Kerstin Jorna, Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Panel: The New Industrial Strategy for Europe after the pandemic: What, When, How

Speakers:

  • Ilham Kadri, CEO, Solvay
  • Andrew Morlet, CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Francesca Bria, President, Italian national Innovation Fund; Honorary Professor in the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London
  • Monserrat Mir Roca, Special Advisor, Just Transition Centre of the ITUC
  • Céline Kauffmann, Head of the SME and Entrepreneurship Division, OECD
  • Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel, UNEP; Partner, SYSTEMIQ and former European Commissioner for Environment

The CEPS Task Force: Mission, Structure, Timeline

  • Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS and Director of the Task Force
  • Malorie Schaus, Researcher, CEPS and Coordinator of the Task Force

The CEPS Task Force: Panoramic view of the Working Groups

  • European Green Deal
  • Digital Economy and Data
  • Strategic Value Chains
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
  • Competition Policy and State aids
  • Trade
  • Skills & Jobs
  • Agriculture and Food

Conclusion. Helping the EU build back better: Call for participation

This launch event is open to the public and will be hosted via Zoom. You will need to register here to gain access to the session.

Host
Andrea Renda Andrea Renda
Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy

Speakers list
Thierry Breton

EU Commissioner for the Internal Market

Ilham Kadri

CEO, Solvay

Andrew Morlet

CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Joaquin Almunia

CEPS Chairman of the Board

Francesca Bria

President, Italian national Innovation Fund; Honorary Professor in the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Monserrat Mir Roca

Special Advisor, Just Transition Centre of the ITUC

Céline Kauffmann

Head of the SME and Entrepreneurship Division, OECD

Janez Potočnik

Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel and Partner at SYSTEMIQ