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Measiring European Competitiveness

Measiring European Competitiveness



The work of the sixth "Observatory on Europe" continues — the think tank that examines European competitiveness and integration founded in 2005 by The European House - Ambrosetti and supported by a pool of multinational companies.

The study analyzes the level of competitiveness of member states and the EU as a whole, while monitoring the status of implementation within the Common Market. It will also include a survey of a select group of top European corporate managers to assess their expectations for the future and the initiatives they consider most urgent to stimulate growth and employment.

Specifically, this year the Observatory will carry out a study on the competitiveness and outlook for the future of the European manufacturing sector, based on four key areas:

  • current legislation and regulations affecting corporate growth;
  • support for entrepreneurial initiatives;
  • financing opportunities;
  • innovation to foster industrial development.

The project will elaborate a series of recommendations on these issues to submit to the attention of European institutions and to highlight the opportunities open to the European Union to act as an integrated system.

Analysis performed by the Observatory is guided by an Advisory Board comprised of experts in the key areas of study and business leaders representing those companies involved in the project. The members of the Advisory Board Scientific Committee are: Jose Maria Aznar (Former Prime Minister, Spain), Antonio Borges (Professor of Economics at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics; Former Director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund), Wolfgang Schüssel (Former Federal Chancellor, Austria) and Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner, The European House-Ambrosetti). Representing the companies supporting this initiative are: Nani Beccalli-Falco (President and CEO of GE Europe & North Asia and CEO GE Germany), Hendrik Bourgeois (Vice President European Affairs, GE), Cliff Corso (Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Cutwater Asset Management), Damiano Castelli (Chief Executive Officer, Ing Direct Italy), Dario Caprioli (Vice President Legal Risk and Regulatory Affairs, Ing Direct Italy), Livio Vanghetti (Vice President Corporate Affairs EU, Philip Morris International) and Alessandro Maria Poggiali (Director EU Affairs, Philip Morris International).

The main findings of the study will be presented during the sixth "Observatory on Europe – Improving European Integration and Competitiveness" Forum that will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Brussels (Hotel Amigo, Rue de l'Amigo 1-3). 

Waiting for the 2013 edition, see the Forum presenting the 2012 Study.


P.I. 11850730158

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