15 Mar 2019

Digital Manufacturing Executive Council's Declaration

On 20 February 2019, the Digital Manufacturing Executive Council (DMEC) signed and publicly released a Declaration setting a clear path for the EU’s global leadership in Digital Manufacturing. The Declaration outlines the group’s key goals, concrete actions and targets to measure success. They presented their recommendations to both the European Commission and the European Parliament to become a high-level platform for policy makers to consult and discuss the future of the EU’s digital manufacturing sector.

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director-General, DIGITALEUROPE


Digital Manufacturing Declaration

  • Develop a digital ecosystem
  • Develop manufacturing-focused EU policies
  • Create the infrastructure for data flows and
  • AI-enabled services
  • Support Digital Europe & Horizon Europe programmes
  • Reskill and upskill the workforce
  • Accelerate sustainability through industrial technology

What are the next steps?

  • Develop new methodologies to measure the digital skills gap by Member State
  • Develop new methodologies to measure sustainable practices in digital manufacturing enabled by industrial technology
  • Provide thought leadership on future governance and policy for digital manufacturing
  • Convey the Declaration’s key messages at a national level to political candidates and governments across Europe and increase the prioritisation of digital manufacturing issues
for more information please contact:
Ray Pinto
Senior Director for Digital Transformation Policy
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