Our Focus

ERT was born out of a desire for concerted and decisive action to create stronger economic cooperation across Europe. Our ambition remains the same: to promote sustainable growth and prosperity in Europe. We have eight focus areas dedicated to subjects that culminate in delivering practical advice to policymakers and governments.

Competitiveness & Innovation

European companies and their employees are under increasing pressure from international competition.

Strengthening Europe’s Place in the World

The European Union has benefited its citizens economically and socially, regardless of the current challenges.

Digital Transformation

The digital transformation of industry is a critical factor for Europe’s competitiveness, growth and jobs.

Jobs, Skills & Impact

Europe’s greatest asset is its people and their diversity. We focus on bridging the skills gap and building an inclusive company culture.

Energy Transition & Climate Change

The EU has taken a global lead in climate action - climate neutrality and global competitiveness must be mutually reinforcing.

Trade & Market Access

Free trade is one of the founding principles of the EU, and we need to take a stand to protect and preserve it.

Competition Policy

Unfair trading practices as well as the increasing dominance of global companies originating in the East and West are threatening Europe’s economy.

Finance & Tax

Europe must become a more attractive destination for doing business and making investments.