On 5 May 2021, the Commission presented a communication on
"Updating the 2020 Industrial Strategy: towards a stronger Single Market for Europe's recovery".
The updated Strategy reaffirms the priorities set out in the March 2020 Communication, published the day before the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. At the same time, it aims to respond to the lessons learned from the crisis; to boost the recovery and enhance the EU's open strategic autonomy. It proposes new measures to strengthen the resilience of the Single Market, addresses the need to better understand our dependencies in key strategic areas and presents a toolbox to address them. It offers new measures to accelerate the green and digital transitions.
Although recognizing the relevance of the ecosystems, there are opportunities within the communication to link these to local and regional authorities, which play a crucial role in this context as described in the CoR opinion on
A Place-based Approach.In this Opinion, the CoR highlights the important role of the local and regional level in the Industrial Strategy and their vital role in achieving a place-based approach.
The CoR therefore sees in important role to adopt an opinion on
"Updating the 2020 Industrial Strategy: towards a stronger Single Market for Europe's recovery" on the basis of the new Commission communication, most probably at its plenary session of 1-3 December, with Rapporteur
Jeanette Baljeu (NL/RE).
In the stakeholder meeting, Rapporteur
Jeannette Baljeu would like to structure her questions around the following key policy areas:
- Strengthening Single Market resilience
- Dealing with the EU's strategic dependencies
- Accelerating the twin transitions
- The main indicators of competitiveness
Please refer to the
working document for more detailed information.
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 A new Industrial Strategy for Europe:
 adopted on 26-27 June 2019, rapporteur: Jeanette Baljeu (NL/RE)
 adopted on 12-14 October 2020, rapporteur: Jeannette Baljeu