The research project looked at how to achieve the European Commission’s communication goals on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry - a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy”, with a special focus on the challenges for the EU industry and political context. The general research questions were addressed in a detailed manner, allowing a comprehensive analysis of the new EU strategy’s different industrial development elements.
The methodological tools used to collect evidence were documentary analysis, semi-structured interviews with EC officials, online consultations, case studies and peer review with 3 academic experts to test preliminary conclusions derived from findings.
Results suggested that even though the EU industrial strategy is still a “meta-policy”, it successfully promotes a more integrated and innovative approach. However, it should more clearly identify mission-oriented strategic goals and mobilise the necessary effort and means to reach them.
Julie Pellegrin presented the study results during a meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament. The presentation's recording is available on the European Parliament's website, translated in all the Union languages.