Globalisation, ecosystems and the EU’s industrial strategy after COVID-19

Our virtual roundtable 'Globalisation, ecosystems and the EU's industrial strategy after COVID-19', part of the 'Industrial Strategy in Focus' series, took place on 4 June. You can read about the discussions and access the recording and slides below. Feel free to pass them along to colleagues who may be interested.


Beyond its severe consequences for Europe’s society and economy, the COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the transition to a new phase of globalisation. In this unprecedented time, coordinated long-term strategic action is more necessary than ever to achieve a broad-based, lasting and sustainable industrial recovery and to reinforce our global competitive position. Read Orgalim's response to the COVID-19 crisis here.

Before the crisis, the European Commission had already identified the Green and Digital transitions as twin priorities for industry’s renewal. These twin objectives should also provide the anchors for the EU’s exit and recovery strategy. At the heart of the discussion is the future resilience of Europe’s industry and the perceived need for more independence, combined with stronger European industrial ecosystems. Talk of global decoupling and reshoring parts of industrial supply chains in Europe is becoming mainstream.

Representing Europe’s technology industries, Orgalim is bringing together a select group of experts to debate the approach to industrial policy in this new era, looking at the short term and longer term strategic choices that are needed for an industrial recovery in a post-coronavirus world. We will assess the immediate impact of the crisis on our industries, the disruption caused to supply chains, and how our industries are adapting their operations.

  • How is the crisis accelerating the shift to “Globalisation 2.0”?

  • What measures can ensure Europe continues to thrive in a new post-crisis global landscape?

  • How can we reconcile the focus on strategic independence and European ecosystems with the reality of our industries’ global supply chains?

Join senior representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, industry and think tanks for an interactive virtual session and help us shape Europe’s industrial strategy. 


Confirmed speakers include:

  • MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho (PT/EPP), Co-chair of the EP Intergroup on Sustainable, Long-term Investments & European Competitive Industry

  • MEP Martina Dlabajova (CZ/ Renew Europe), Coordinator Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

  • Kerstin Jorna, Director General – DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

  • Rada Rodriguez, Orgalim President; Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric 

  • Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre 

  • Chair and moderator: Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim 


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This roundtable is part of "European industrial strategy in focus", a series of interactive debates that will zoom in on policy issues central to a forward-looking industrial strategy.