The European Commission wants turn the attention towards a competitive and sustainable economic recovery, and the business associations are advocating the "re-industrialisation" of the continent.
Even in the debate around the socio-ecological transformation of the European society, industrial policy plays an important role: a strong industry is a prerequisite to an adequate level of employment and without industrial innovation resource efficiency and sustainable lifestyles cannot be achieved.
Can a green re-industrialisation contribute to the economic recovery in Europe? What are the success stories that could be taken as a model? Is it a responsibility of Member States to promote green industries, or can the European institutions and programmes play a role?
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is organising in Berlin a new panel debate, part of the series "Beyond the Crisis" to discuss the issues at hand together with:
The conference is free and open to all. More information can be found on the event webpage.