Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth
Europe is experiencing a period of momentous change. Globalisation, automation, decarbonisation, emerging and digital technologies: all have an impact on jobs, industrial sectors, business models, the economy and the society as a whole. It is indispensable to help Europeans adapt to these profound changes and to help the EU economy to become more resilient. In the Reflection Paper on Harnessing Globalisation1, the Commission highlighted the opportunities and challenges that Europe's citizens and regions are facing. This means that we need to anticipate and manage the modernisation of existing economic and societal structures, bearing in mind that today, more than ever, local issues have gone global and global issues have become local. To this end, Europe needs a long- term strategy, involving action at all levels, which triggers a fundamental shift in technology, economics and finance.
Number of pages11p.
DescriptionSWD(2017) 264 final
COM(2017) 376 final