Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Organise a local event as part of 'EU Industry Week'

Organise a local event as part of 'EU Industry Week'
Published on: 15/11/2017 Last update: 12/01/2018
Deadline: 12/01/2018
The European Commission is organising a second 'European Industry Day' on 22-23 February 2018. To accompany the event, we would like to organise a series of local events across Europe during the same week as part of 'Industry Week'. Stakeholders from any sector of industry, research and innovation are now invited to submit their proposals for organising a local event.

The submission period for expressions of interest is now open

Industry Week will take place from 19-23 February 2018. Stakeholders are invited to submit their proposals to organise a local event preferably in those dates.

Why should you apply?

Local events will be promoted as Industry Week events on the European Industry Day website. Organising a local event under the umbrella of the 2018 European Industry Week is an excellent opportunity to bring visibility to your event and to contribute to the reflection sparked by the event and to contribute to its proceedings.

Thematic areas selected for 2018

  • Industry and territory
  • Industry and people
  • Industry and technologies

Format of the event

Organisers are free to structure the local events in their preferred format, duration and venue.

How will proposals be selected?

The selection of the local events will be done by an ad-hoc selection committee within the Commission and it will be based on:

  • attractiveness and European relevance of the topic to be addressed in the event
  • quality and gender balance of speakers
  • geographical and institutional balance of the event organisers

Local events will be selected to ensure there is a dynamic mix of topics, expert and policy input, roundtable discussions and sectoral perspectives.

The Commission has sole and absolute discretion to select the local events based on the criteria above. No individual feedback will be provided to unsuccessful candidates but they will be informed by email that their applications have not been retained.

How will the Commission support the local events?

By offering their organisers

  • visibility on the 2018 EU Industry Day website
  • promotion through other EU Industry Day promotion channels
  • promotion of the results of the local events: organisers will submit short summaries of their event to the Commission. The Commission reserves the right to edit the summaries and use them in future communication materials on EU Industry Day and EU Industry Week

How to apply

Fill-in the questionnaire and submit it by midnight, 12 January 2018 (Brussels time). The Commission will inform applicants of the results of the selection process by 26 January 2018.


The Commission organised the first European Industry Day on 28 February 2017, to present its initiatives to stakeholders in the area of industrial policy and to launch a debate on a future EU agenda on industrial modernisation. The event attracted a lot of interest and gathered around 600 participants from across the EU and from a large variety of industrial sectors, the research and innovation community, and civil society. It set the scene for a successful dialogue and cooperation with public authorities, businesses and trade unions on a joint vision of the European industry of the future. The interest in the conference clearly proved the demand for a regular dialogue on industrial policy across a broad range of issues.

Following the success of the first EU Industry Day, and in light of the Communication, 'A Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy' of 14 September 2017, the Commission wants to continue this dialogue with the second EU Industry Day. 


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