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The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is the way to engage in a dialogue on the challenges and priorities of Europe. Ceemet organises an event on 4 March providing the view of Tech & Industry sector companies.

Much has been achieved in the recent years and yet much remains to be done. Therefore, Ceemet is happy to take part in the process and organises a session dedicated to issues that are relevant to the companies in the metal, engineering and technology-based sector.

Discussion on 3 axes

On Friday 4th of March, from 13:00 to 15:00, during a hybrid event, panel members and invitees will have the possibility to exchange on what companies would need from Europe in order to continue to contribute to the European social model.

The discussion is built up around three axes, i.e. labour mobility, regulation and skills, and feeds in to the objective to strengthen the economy, social justice and jobs.

To boost jobs, growth and investment in Europe(an) companies, Ceemet is presenting a set of key requests to improve the functioning of the single market and help industry develop and confront the twin transitions.

History has proven that Europe and its industry are a successful combination. For Europe’s future, it will be a healthy industry that can sustain it, whatever that future may look like.

Programme: bringing different backgrounds together

The programme of the event and the speakers is the following.


  • Ceemet Chair Hubert Mongon

Panel on Labour mobility

  • Ceemet member: Hilde Thys, Agoria
  • Company representative: Diego Andreis, Managing Director Fluid-o-Tech
  • Stakeholder: Margareta Przybyla, European Labour Mobility Initiative
  • Q&A session

Panel on Regulation

  • Ceemet member: Indra Hadeler, Gesamtmetall
  • Company representative: Rainer Ludwig, HR Director Ford Germany
  • EU Parliament: MEP Sylvie Brunet (RE; FR)
  • Q&A session

Panel on Skills

  • Ceemet member: Mervi Karikorpi, Teknologiateollisuus
  • Company representative: Nishan Bazdigyan, CEO RAIS Ltd.
  • EU Commission: Julie Fionda, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Skills Agenda’ DG EMPL
  • Q&A session

Views from the French EU Presidency

  • Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs (TBC)


  • Ceemet Director General Delphine Rudelli

Curious? Interested? Join!

You are very welcome to join the debate! Send an email to chetan.corten@ceemet.org and we will see you at the discussion.

Note: the event is taking place in Paris, but we offer a hybrid format. Let us know if you want to participate in person or remotely. The language is English with no translation foreseen.