08 Juil Manifesto The de-industrialization of Europe There’s no more time to lose!
Belgium Academies (ARB) 2010
This report was compiled by a group of members of the “Technology & Society” section of the “Académie royale de Belgique” to express their alarm at the decline of industrial activity in numerous European countries as well as the social consequences of it.
The de-industrialization of Europe is not impacting all countries to the same extent. The loss of traditional industries is sometimes partially offset by the creation of new industries through this too varies from one country to country and indeed from one region to another. Overall in Europe, however, the reality of the phenomenon is undeniable.
In order to curb the de-industrialization of Europe, the report lists several recommendations to be urgently considered and implemented.