Plenary meeting: Enabling Europe's digital future through education

24 Feb 2021
All Committees
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force

On Tuesday, 23 February, AmCham EU hosted a Plenary meeting on Enabling Europe's digital future through education. The panel discussion, featuring Victor Negrescu, MEP (RO, S&D), Vice-Chair, Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament; Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Unit, Digital Education, European Commission; Ania Helseth, Public Policy Manager, Facebook; Michal Langton, Vice-President, Government Relations, JP Morgan; and moderated by Margareta Chesaru, Public Affairs Manager, UiPath, focused on the key components of the Digital Education Action plan for 2021-2027 and the future of digital skills, the critical importance of which has been unveiled by the COVID-19 crisis.

A new industrial strategy for the EU

23 Feb 2021
All Committees
Digital Economy
Environment
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force
Security, Defence & Space Committee
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate

Industry is a vital sector for the European economy. The EU needs a comprehensive industrial strategy in order to improve the global competitiveness of the region. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, automatisation of processes, the changing context of the job market and the growing importance of environmental concerns, as well as the uncertain geopolitical outlook, AmCham EU outlines four priorities for a new EU industrial strategy. These priorities include digitising European industry: fostering innovation in people, technologies and processes; creating the right environment for a clean future; accelerating the EU circular economy; reinforcing the rules-based trading system and reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership.

New EU trade strategy charts positive path

19 Feb 2021
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

On Thursday 18 February, the European Commission presented its renewed trade strategy. This latest communication charts a positive path for European trade policy, embracing the EU’s leadership role in a changing multipolar world.

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is confident that the new strategy can be highly effective as its core elements are anchored in the EU’s recovery plan, which seeks to enable the green and digital transformations. AmCham EU fully supports the plan’s vision that, in order to create prosperity, jobs and growth, the EU needs to remain an open, competitive and attractive place for international investment.