EESC is ready to give a helping hand to Croatian endeavours to strengthen the Union and promote a credible and merit-based EU enlargement policy.
As outlined in Orgalim’s ‘2030: an industry vision for a renewed Europe’, technology innovation driven by EU industry will be key to delivering on what matters most to Europe’s citizens over the coming decade – from addressing climate change, to delivering smart healthcare in a time of demographic shifts, to improving quality of life in tomorrow’s cities.
These priorities are clearly shared by legislators in the European Parliament, who have now established a parliamentary Intergroup ‘Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment’ to promote dialogue on the future of industry in Europe.
The SME Instrument provides effective support in developing innovation projects, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. More than 5 000 projects have been funded and EU branding has helped SMEs to attract additional investment. However, the auditors also identify areas of improvement with a view to setting up a European Innovation Council in 2021.
In 2019, European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe combined to offer an end-to-end European energy experience for the whole energy supply chain, from power generation through to end-use, under one roof.
The event is a business, innovation, networking and information platform and is seen by the industry as their terrain. They use the event as their annual meeting place to thrash out strategies and do business to help drive efficiencies in meeting their sustainable development goals.
The Summit and Hub Sessions unpack a narrative that energy professionals operating in an increasingly interconnected energy value network need to understand, in order to fully appreciate the implications of the convergence and sector couplings, rapidly connecting the worlds of electricity, gas, heat, cooling and transportation.
MEPs have taken the lead in rethinking how the EU should adapt to meet today’s challenges such as migration, the economy and security.