Competitiveness & Innovation Working Group

As competitiveness emerges in economic development, it captures both the limitations and challenges of global competition. The Competitiveness & Innovation 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.

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