For a more ambitious Industrial Strategy in today's European Union
European Coordinating Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear (CAPIEL) today comes together with over 90 other European industry associations and trans-sectoral organizations to make a JOINT DECLARATION for an ambitious EU Industrial policy
Manufacturing is the backbone of the European economy. The industry directly employs over 34 million people across the EU. Yet the share of manufacturing in total EU output has fallen in recent years. And despite the European Commission’s target of 20% European GDP to be delivered by industry by 2020, there is still a long way to go.
For employment, growth and leadership of European companies: it’s time for an ambitious and concrete industrial strategy at EU level. European industry is calling on the European Commission to reaffirm its commitment to manufacturing by pursuing an ambitious industrial strategy.
Download the Joint Declaration for more details, and look out for the campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #Industry4Europe.