Besides productivity, “competitiveness” is manifested in the power of companies to shape general political conditions, set technical standards and influence market structures. But what does “competitiveness” mean to Europe? Does Europe want to expand, keep pace, or survive? Is the EU a global archetype of what sustainable competition can look like?
Innovations - as distinct from “change” - are intended and non-intended effects of goal-orientated and intentional action. The actions of different actors interplay with one another and with external changes. conCISEnet analyses opportunities in Europe to shape innovations towards sustainability.
Sustainable development forms the guiding principle of a lasting strategy for society and industry that is geared to future generations. The goal is to ensure prosperity and social peace in due consideration of the environment and the growth dynamics of the world population. Integrative and participative procedures support the relevant social strategies for avoiding long-term consequences.
We form networks between companies and consumers, industries and social institutions, as well as in the key areas of conflict in large infrastructure schemes. The activities and findings are brought together and discussed in the high level group.