Regional Minister Baljeu works on the EU Industrial Strategy Policy




Regional Minister Baljeu is the reporter for the EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the industrial policy. During the workshop on 6 March, she spoke with various experts about the future of the EU Industrial Policy.

Could a European strategy be developed for the industrial policy, based on a regional or local approach? That is the main question during the workshop on 6 March, during which Regional Minister Jeannette Baljeu will speak with various experts about the future of the EU Industrial Policy. Experts from various authorities will be present during the workshop: the European Committee, the ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observation Network), the CoR and the OECD.

“As a regional authority we play an important role in linking the regions and various industries. That is why a local industrial approach in Europe is important” said Regional Minister Jeannette Baljeu.

Reporter for the EU Industrial Policy

Regional Minister Baljeu is the EU CoR’s reporter on the Industrial Policy. The advice regards the question how a EU strategy for the industrial policy could be implemented using a regional or local approach, the role of regional and local authorities in that respect, and how their role could be supported by EU-initiatives. Regions play an important part in the transitions that the EU industries face. Across national borders, forces have to be joined to continue being competitive globally and to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitization. The advice also addresses the question how the industry could contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions and the circular economy. This is how the industry will remain a driving force behind innovation and offer new opportunities for the employment in Europe.

Zuid-Holland in Brussels

The industrial policy is not the only subject on which the Province of Zuid-Holland is active in Europe. The accompanying short film explains what the Province does in Brussels and why it is important to be present there to manage Zuid-Holland’s interests.