EHPA is among the 119 European Industrial Associations that signed the Joint Reaction Paper For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further. The JRP is a reaction to the recent European Commission Communication on Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for Europe, which aims at empowering European industries to continue delivering sustainable growth & jobs and stay or become world leaders in innovation, digitalisation and decarbonisation.
Drawn up in the framework of the #Industry4Europe initiative, the paper takes the Commission Communication as a starting point to recommend further actions in several major policy fields such as business-friendly environment and governance, skills & training, research & innovation, access to finance, internal market, trade and international market access.
A strong, competitive and sustainable industry and the promotion of market conditions that encourage investments and innovations go hand in hand with the Decarb Heat initiative promoted by EHPA (www.decarbheat.eu) to achieve a 100% carbon emission-free, efficient European heating & cooling sector by 2050. For this reason, EHPA naturally supports an ambitious industrial strategy for Europe.