Joint industry declaration on EU industrial strategy


Joint industry declaration on EU industrial strategy

To create jobs and growth, the EU manufacturing sector needs a strong industry policy. In line with EU Industry Day organised by President Juncker in February 2017, nearly 100 European associations have signed a joint industry declaration calling on the  European Commission to support the manufacturing sector. 

The declaration specifically requests the Commission to:

  • reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry, with an ambitious and realistic timeline; 
  • adopt an Action Plan to tackle the challenges that the industrial sectors are facing, in the framework of a Communication that would include concrete steps and milestones; and
  • commit to implement this Action Plan in a timely manner and regularly report on progress.


A.I.S.E. has joined the call by also signing the declaration. The European manufacturing industry has tremendous capacity for research and innovation and requires an innovation friendly legislative framework.

Read more about A.I.S.E.'s recommendations to EU policy makers in the A.I.S.E. Manifesto for Economic Growth and Competitiveness in Europe