Position paper from the European Clusters Alliance: Recommendations for the update of the EU Industrial Strategy
In March 2020, the European Commission published a new strategy to support Europe‘s industry in the green and digital transition and increase the resilience of European ecosystems. The COVID-19 crisis has since presented numerous challenges for society and industry in Europe, however. It has disrupted value chains and accelerated trends, many of which are likely to stay. In light of this, the Commission will update the strategy.
The European Clusters Alliance has published a position paper with recommendations for the update. These recommendations contain contributions from the industrial cluster community in Europe and were submitted to the Industrial Forum of the Commission, a high level expert group made up of representatives from Member States and stakeholders from industry organisations, on 18 February 2021. The European Clusters Alliance is a member of the Industrial Forum.
The position paper reflects on lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis that are of relevance for the Industrial Strategy, how the ecosystem and partnership approach can help to address some of these challenges and build linkages with recovery investments, and obstacles that exist to building strategic capacities in order to successfully master the green and digital transition.
Read the position paper attached below.