21 June 2024

Ceemet and EIT Manufacturing join forces in boosting global competitiveness of European Manufacturing

On 20 June 2024, Ceemet and EIT Manufacturing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) fostering cooperation in the manufacturing sector, supporting the objectives of Horizon Europe.

The strong synergy between the two organisations has led to a joint effort focused on addressing skills shortages, driving innovation, and improving collaborative efforts within the manufacturing sector, with the goal of achieving sustainable growth in Europe. Moreover, the partnership aims to support and implement EU policies while tackling global challenges.

Ceemet and EIT Manufacturing acknowledge that technological innovation plays a crucial role in driving the competitiveness, sustainability and growth of European manufacturing. Therefore, they affirm their commitment to collaborating in order to accelerate progress towards their common goal.

Delphine Rudelli, Director General of Ceemet,

We are delighted to enter in a strategic partnership with EIT Manufacturing. This MoU represents a significant step forward in our shared efforts to drive sustainable growth and innovation within European manufacturing. Together, we will work to support our communities and promote manufacturing’s vital role for Europe’s economic and social wellbeing.”

Echoing this statement, Caroline Viarouge, CEO of EIT Manufacturing, highlighted, “As the leading European innovation community for manufacturing, EIT Manufacturing welcomes and values this collaboration as it brings new opportunities for our partners and  ecosystems to create a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Europe.

The signing of the MoU marks the beginning of a new chapter in technological innovation and industrial development, driving towards a more sustainable and competitive future for European manufacturing.

About Ceemet

Set up in 1962, Ceemet is the European employers’ organisation representing the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based (MET) industries with a particular focus on topics in the areas of employment, social affairs, industrial relations, health & safety and education & training. Ceemet members are national employers’ federations across Europe and beyond, based in 20 countries. They represent more than 200,000 member companies, a vast majority of which are SMEs. Ceemet members provide direct and indirect employment for 35 million people and cover all products within the MET industrial sectors, detailed below. Together, these companies make up Europe’s largest industrial sector, both in terms of employment levels and added value, and are therefore essential to ensuring Europe’s economic prosperity.

For more information please contact:

Isabel Sobrino Maté

Senior Policy Advisor, Ceemet

Daniela Placinta

EU Affairs Associate, EIT Manufacturing