This conference, hosted by Forum Europe in partnership with RAND Europe, will analyse Europe’s industrial policies and how Europe can re-energise its industrial and manufacturing sectors to ensure their global competitiveness, create jobs and contribute to economic growth.
Eighteen months on from the European Commission’s communication “For a European Industrial Renaissance”, and with the Europe2020 strategy mid-term review public consultation results now in the public domain, this Forum Europe - RAND Europe joint conference initiative will assess Europe’s industrial policy, key outcomes from the public consultation, future priorities for policymakers, the role of industry, both hi-tech and otherwise, the future of R&D and investment, and the outlook for skills, jobs and growth in Europe.
The agenda includes the following topics:
- A New Industrial Ambition for Europe – What are the megatrends impacting on European industry and manufacturing?
- How is technology and innovation changing the face of industry and manufacturing in Europe?
- The social dimensions: skills, labour and entrepreneurship in Industry 4.0.