Deadline for proposals 13/12/2021

The EU Industry Weeks is a collaboration between the European Commission and stakeholders of European industrial ecosystems. Companies, entrepreneurs, organisations, national ministries or other industry stakeholders can curate and host their own local events across Europe as part of the official EU Industry Weeks programme. The European Commission will select local events through this call for expression of Interest.

EU Industry Weeks is a wider framing of the EU Industry Days, bringing the discussion to the local communities around Europe. Industry stakeholders will organise local events across Europe in January and February 2022.

Curate and host an EU Industry Weeks local event

If you or your organisation want to help shape the discussion on European industry and industrial policy, curating and hosting a local event at the EU Industry Weeks is a great platform. The EU needs an active and engaging dialogue with industry players to achieve the transition to a digital, greener and more resilient European industry. Be part of the discussion by curating and hosting a local event during the EU Industry Weeks 2022.

Themes of your local event

In line with our goals on industrial ecosystems and pathways, EU Industry Weeks 2022 would like to include programme sessions that cover one or more of the following topics.

  • The green and digital transition
  • Resilience
  • Youth in industry

We will mainly focus on the following three themes.

Expanding dialogue on transition pathways from the Industrial Forum to a wide range of stakeholders
We want to discuss the pathways’ implementation with stakeholders, focusing on how they can help the EU industry move forward across its ecosystems.

How we can build and invest in the new emerging, green and resilient economy
We want to build on the examples and lessons learned from the EU industrial ecosystems’ resilience during the crisis. We aim to make our companies and SMEs more resilient, reduce the strategic dependencies identified in the industrial strategy update and overcome supply chain shortages.

How EU industry can involve young people
We want the EU industry to attract young people, and linked to this, tap into how the young generation can shape the future of EU industry.

All organisers are free to structure local events in their preferred format and duration. Examples include but are not limited to

  • virtual workshops
  • seminars
  • open doors (virtual plant/factory tour)
  • business presentations; training courses
  • job and education fairs
  • other events organised in partnership with other businesses, economic development groups and universities or training centres

Selection criteria

The European Commission will base its selection of the local events on the following criteria:

  • relevance to the EU Industry Days 2022 themes
  • dynamic and interactive formats

The following criteria are considered advantageous and are encouraged

  • appropriate gender balance of speakers
  • inclusion of young (below the age of 30) speakers/panellists/other roles

The European Commission has total/full discretion to select the local events based on the above-mentioned criteria. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed, but individual feedback cannot be provided.

European Commission support

  • We will promote the local event through the EU Industry Weeks communication channels.
  • Promotion of the results: the curators and hosts of the events shall submit short summaries of the sessions, which can be used in the Commission’s future communication about the European Industry Weeks.
  • If relevant to your event, we will assist you in trying to secure a representative from the European Commission as a speaker.

How to apply

Submit your proposal by 13 December 2021 12:00 CET. You can expect an answer by 22 December 2021.

Contact

For more information, please contact us at EU-INDUSTRY-DAY@ec.europa.eu

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