The Antwerp Declaration

The Antwerp Declaration

The Antwerp Declaration

Clarity, predictability and trust in Europe and its industrial policy are urgently needed. 

On 20 February 2024 – 73 industry leaders spanning almost 20 industrial sectors presented ‘The Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal’ to Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo and Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen.  

The declaration underlines the commitment of industry to Europe and its transformation and outlines urgent industry needs to make Europe competitive, resilient, and sustainable in the face of dire economic conditions.  

The main demand: “Put the industrial deal at the heart of the new European strategic agenda 2024-2029.” 

The Antwerp Declaration calls to Member State Governments, the next European Commission and Parliament to : 

01 Put the Industrial Deal at the core of the new European Strategic Agenda for 2024-2029. 

02 Include a strong public funding chapter with a Clean Tech Deployment Fund. 

03 Make Europe a globally competitive provider of energy. 

04 Focus on the infrastructure Europe needs. 

05 Increase the EU’s raw materials security 

06 Boost demand for net zero, low carbon and circular products. 

07 Leverage, enforce, revive and improve the Single Market. 

08 Make the innovation framework smarter. 

09 A new spirit of law-making. 

10 Ensure the structure allows to achieve results. 

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