Welcoming the new Commission with a vision for industry’s role in the future of Europe
2 December 2019
As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her team take office, all eyes are on the direction the new Commission will set out in its first 100 days. Major initiatives are expected across a multitude of priorities as presented in Ms von der Leyen’s political guidelines – from a ‘European Green Deal’ in the climate arena to AI and data in the digital space.
Representing the European technology industries that will play an instrumental role in shaping a greener, smarter and more prosperous future for the EU, Orgalim has this year put forward its ‘2030: an industry vision for a renewed Europe’. It presents a picture of the EU in 2030 as a place where innovation drives global competitiveness, a strong industry spreads prosperity throughout the economy, and technology responds to citizens’ needs and improves their quality of life.
To make this vision a reality, Orgalim is advocating concrete policy action across three strategic areas:
- Embrace innovation-led transformation: action areas – EU data framework, cybersecurity, communication networks like 5G, and innovation in new tech like AI
- Enable European industrial leadership: action areas – Internal Market, agile regulation, trade, and investment and R&I
- Transform societal challenges into drivers of growth: action areas – climate-neutrality transition, resource efficiency, mobility and buildings, and skills
Orgalim is convinced that by putting technology and industrial innovation at the heart of the EU’s agenda for the next five years and beyond, Europe can deliver on the priorities that matter most to EU citizens. “The Commission’s ambitions are high, and Orgalim and the technology industries we represent stand fully behind them – from achieving a Green Deal to making Europe fit for the digital age,” commented Malte Lohan, Orgalim Director General. “Together, we can shape a future that’s good.”
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