FEFAC part of joint declaration on EU Industrial Strategy

92 European industry associations signed up to a joint declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy.

The joint declaration ((17) DOC 29) highlights the important contribution of manufacturing industries in Europe to employment, technological innovation, quality production and sustainability. Given the considerable challenges faced by the signatory industries, who have seen a fall in the share of manufacturing in total EU output from 18.8% to 15.3% between 2000-2014 and a loss of 3.5 million manufacturing jobs between 2008-2014, there is now a call on the European Commission to put industrial manufacturing the heart of policy action.