Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks at the EU’s roadmap for industrial assist.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following spmk700 of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it will rely quite closely on business to ship on the most important challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and world competitiveness, in addition to the necessity to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is basically constructing on the potential of European trade to design and produce the building blocks of the dual green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t at all times assist the liberty and flexibility wanted for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a very long time thought of the enhancement of their world competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy effectivity and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied elevated opportunities and introduced new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of industrial information, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and business in the EU work more and more more intently to design and deploy strategies that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the subject of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will deliver collectively key coverage makers from the three EU coverage establishments in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges still faced, by these three key sectors of trade.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and certainly the entire world, turns into ever more advanced, the burden on business only will increase. It due to this fact falls to sector particular trade organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on these technical and coverage points most related to their respective sectors. In our explicit enviornment, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – a huge and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of the primary issues when determining the core themes for the joint conference was to maintain a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to focus on how, together with the significance for firms to handle technical elements impacting their every day enterprise operations, they contemplate the positive position of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the periods will have a technical theme matching essentially the most acceptable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical experts from industry and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the present legislative terrain, because it pertains to pumps and pumping techniques within the following key areas: