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EU industrial policy: Assessment of recent developments and recommendations for future policies

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the EU industrial policy, to take stock and to assess the different measures taken to ensure that industrial growth takes off in the EU, in the context of re-industrialisation and creation of high skilled jobs in manufacturing and in related services. The study will feed into the general debate about the role of an EU coordinated and integrated industrial policy to support economies and to contribute to the competitiveness of  enterprises. In particular, it will enable Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) to establish an own view of the subject, and more specifically, regarding the assessment of whether and to which extent recent policies are effectively implemented.  The study will be organized along the following four building blocks:

  • the identification of the initiatives, programmes, measures at work at EU level as part of an EU industrial policy.
  • the reconstruction of the intervention logic underlying the development of an EU industrial policy;
  • assessment of the performance of the initiatives at work at EU level identified above, taking into account countries and sectoral specificities;
  • an accurate analysis of opinions and reactions to EU initiatives in the field of industrial policy accounting for both countries and sectoral specificities.

A combination of different methods -  including literature review, interviews with stakeholders and Delphi survey  - will be applied in the framework of this study.  

Client: The European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Directorate A – Economic and Scientific Policies, 2014-ongoing

Partners: CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research and EA – Economisti Associati

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