In this paper Ceemet sets out the key priorities in the area of social policy it considers crucial for maintaining a strong and competitive industrial base in Europe. This is a prime goal that the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industries sector is pleased to see has been highlighted in the Commission’s Consultation Document on the EU 2020 Strategy (COM(2009)647 final).
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To contribute to achieving the objective of a strong and competitive industrial base in Europe, Ceemet has identified the following key competitive priorities in the area of social policy where it will work with all stakeholders:
A skilled workforce – more important than ever to compete in the global marketplace
Safeguarding and promoting flexibility within labour markets - a precondition for economic growth and social development, within a well functioning European Single Market
Increasing productivity and creating new products and businesses supported by innovation and research & development
Better regulation and ensuring adherence to the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality