High Level Group

  • High Level Group on Competitiveness of European Chemicals Industry

Since industrial competitiveness is of central importance for the Commission, on the basis of the Communication Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: A policy framework to strengthen EU manufacturing a High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry in the European Union (2007/418/EC) has been set up.

The overall purpose of this High Level Group was to conduct a sound economic and statistical analysis of the factors determining the rapid structural change in the chemicals sector, and the competitive position of the European chemicals industry. Based on this analysis the High Level Group should formulate a set of sector-specific policy recommendations that can be put into action by the Community, Member States, or by industry itself, in order to enhance the competitiveness of the European chemicals industry in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

Meanwhile its last Meeting already took place on February 19, 2009.

All official documents of the High Level Group (HLG), including Final Report, are made available on this site:

Final Report July 2009