Competitiveness Working Group

As competitiveness emerges in economic development, it captures both the limitations and challenges of global competition. The Competitiveness Working Group engages in dialogue with policy-makers, authorities and research institutions with a view to contribute to Europe's ability to maintain in the long term a vibrant and innovative manufacturing base as well as quality jobs.

Key topics covered by the Working Group:

  • Achievement of the Single Market
  • Better Regulation
  • Circular Economy
  • Innovation Policy
  • Mainstreaming of competitiveness in all policy areas and at all policy levels
  • Indusrial Policy

It also produces a competitiveness benchmarking report on a regular basis.

Related Documents

Publication

Benchmarking Report 2016

A glance at the competitiveness of Europe and its industries

The 2016 edition of the ERT Benchmarking Report presents a comprehensive grading of Europe in the global context in terms of competitiveness, trade and investment, innovation, digital economy, energy and climate, employment and skills. It also provides some encouraging examples of “best practices”...
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Publication

Benchmarking Report 2015

Europe at a Glance

The 2015 edition of the Benchmarking Report takes stock of the economic reality and tracks progress towards a competitive industry in areas identified as key for Europe: competitiveness, energy/climate, the digital economy, employment/skills and trade/investment.
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Position Paper

Better Framework for Innovation

Fuelling EU Policies with an Innovation Principle

This joint statement from BUSINESSEUROPE, the European Risk Forum and the European Round Table of Industrialists indicates how the Better Regulation agenda may be used to stimulate confidence to invest in innovation in Europe. In particular, it discusses what the Innovation Principle should look...
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