President von der Leyen opens the EU Industry Days to discuss the role of industry in EU’s economic recovery
Europe’s biggest flagship annual event on industry, the EU Industry Days, will take place in a virtual format from 23 to 26 February. This fourth edition will take stock of the current economic and social context due to the pandemic across industrial ecosystems, and discuss how the European industry is transforming to become greener, more digital and more competitive in a changing global environment. Following a welcome address by Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, President Ursula von der Leyen will open the conference. European Parliament’s President David Sassoli, Executive Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans, Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioners Mariya Gabriel, Nicolas Schmit, Kadri Simson and top EU industry leaders will also attend. Since the first edition in 2017, the EU Industry Days have become the EU’s main platform for an open stakeholder dialogue and discussion on the industry’s challenges and opportunities. This year will notably feature the latest developments from Industrial Alliances and the relaunch of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum. A new European Data 4 Healthy Recovery hackathon will be organised, dedicated to solving the most pressuring smart health challenges in Europe. There will also be the launch of a new and enhanced version of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, bringing together partners to work on a green and digital transition and Europe’s economic recovery. To register for the event, see here.