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Media Partnership - The future of EU industry: resilience or dependence


Media Partnership - The future of EU industry: resilience or dependence


In a new era marked by climate disruptions, geopolitical conflicts and economic tensions, fundamental questions arise: do we still need industry in Europe? Or can the EU rely solely on fragmented value chains for its strategic autonomy? As the EU strives for peace, prosperity and security for its citizens in the next five years and beyond, can it afford to depend on third countries for critical clean technologies essential to the green transition?

Consider nickel, lithium, ferrous scrap, steel, renewables, hydrogen, batteries, electric vehicles, high tech machineries, defence and medical equipment, transportation and energy infrastructure, and more. Though seemingly disparate, all these components share a vital link: each is integral to a unified value chain, wherein the strength of the whole hinges on the resilience of its individual parts.

Can the EU’s resilience be imported or only come from within?

Join this EUROFER Conference to discuss thought-provoking questions with high-level EU representatives and policymakers tasked with aligning industrial policy to the green transition, CEOs, business leaders and leading researchers, representing the entire manufacturing value chain - from raw materials and steel to renewables and automotive.

At a crucial time just before the commencement of a new EU cycle, panellists will exchange views on:
- The urgent need for a new industrial policy ensuring a robust business case for decarbonisation investments in the EU across the full value chain;
- The key ingredients to maintain European industry’s competitiveness on global markets, starting from access to affordable clean energy;
- The critical role of robust trade measures to tackle overcapacity, ensure a level playing field and avert deindustrialisation.

Please note that Euractiv is only managing online registrations. In case you have any questions about in-person registrations, please contact the EUROFER Communications team at

Organised by: EUROFER
Media Partner: Euractiv


TownHall Europe
Square de Meeûs 5-6, 1000 Brussels


Maros Sefcovic
Executive Vice President, European Commission

MEP Cristian-Silviu Busoi
Chair of ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Kurt Vandenberghe
Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Dr. Henrik Adam
Vice President of Tata Steel and Chairman of the Board of Tata Steel Netherlands Holding, EUROFER President

Timoteo Di Maulo
CEO, Aperam, Vice President, EUROFER

Sigrid de Vries
Director General, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Wadia Fruergaard
Senior Director, Head of Policy Positioning & Public Funding, Vestas Wind Systems

Peter Tom Jones
Director KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals


Mariam Zaidi


14:30 - 15:00 Registration of participants
15:00 - 15:10 Welcome address
15:10 - 15:25 Key note speech
15:25 - 16:25 Panel discussion + Q&A with the public
16:25 - 16:30 Closing remarks

Followed by a networking cocktail.


Tamara Novel