Pedro Sánchez presents 'Resilient EU2030', a roadmap to boost EU competitiveness and resilience

President's News - 2023.9.15

CEOE Headquarters, Madrid

The President of the Government of Spain in office, Pedro Sánchez, has presented 'Resilient EU2030', the proposal of the Spanish presidency to strengthen the resilience and global competitiveness of the EU in the energy, digital technologies, health and food sectors.

In March 2022, leaders of the 27 member states endorsed the need to address vulnerabilities in global supply chains highlighted by the COVID pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising geopolitical tensions. Since then, the European Commission has launched several initiatives aimed at enhancing the EU's open strategic autonomy in areas such as semiconductors, critical raw materials and green transition technologies.

Resilient EU2030 builds on ongoing actions and projects a roadmap for the next seven years based on empirical evidence and identified consensus among member states. It examines the main vulnerabilities that the EU could face in this decade and identifies a number of cutting-edge goods, services and technologies in which Europe should develop its productive capacities.

It also reflects on the role of industrial policy and the need to boost innovation, the improvement of human capital and the integration of the single market. It looks at how the ecological transition can become a catalyst for European resilience and argues for a further expansion of global trade and the modernisation of the multilateral system as essential ways to ensure the future prosperity of Europe and the rest of the world.

The acting President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, together with the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, the acting ministers Luis Planas, José Manuel Albares and Héctor Gómez, and the acting ministers Teresa Ribera and Isabel Rodríguez | Pool Moncloa/Fernando Calvo

This roadmap is the result of a pioneering foresight research project that has lasted almost a year. It has involved more than 250 experts and 80 ministries from the 27 member states, the European Commission and the Council of the EU under the coordination of the Government's National Foresight and Strategy Office (NFSO). Some 100 academics and representatives of the private sector have also been consulted.

The Spanish proposal is already being discussed in various European fora and will be examined by the Informal European Council to be held in Granada with the heads of state and presidents of government of the 27 member states on 6 October.

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