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 our European ecosystems. It aims at driving Europe‘s competitiveness and its strategic automony. The COVID-19 crisis has challenged us as a society and our industry in many ways, has disrupted our value chains, and has accelerated trends, of which many have come to stay. Therefore, the European Commission will update the Industrial Strategy with the learnings from the crisis. The following recommendations for this update contain contributions from the industrial cluster community in Europe and were submitted to the „Industrial Forum“ of the Commission, a high level expert group with representatives of Member States and stakeholders from industry organisations. The European Clusters Alliance is member of the Industrial Forum.