IPC Government Relations in Europe



Together with IPC members, IPC’s team in Brussels is working to advance the industry’s interests in Europe. 
  • The European Green Deal and the European Commission’s Industrial Strategy provide major frameworks for EU policy today, shaping initiatives from trade to the environment to digital policies, with a focus on sustainable growth.
  • IPC views these policy frameworks as an opportunity to boost the resiliency of the electronics manufacturing industry and support Europe’s climate and digital transitions, as electronics are foundational to all other sectors of the economy and to future innovation.
  • IPC and its members proactively seek opportunities to educate, inform and influence policymakers on policies that spur innovation, growth, and competition, while protecting human health and the environment.

EU Industrial Policy

The EU’s updated Industrial Strategy is addressing strategic dependencies and charting Europe’s path in its digital and climate transitions. IPC supports government policies that bolster the region’s electronics manufacturing base.


EU Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan provides a policy agenda to achieve a climate-neutral and zero-waste economy. IPC’s advocacy focuses on sustainable chemical and product policies that protect the environment, are practical, cost effective and prioritised according to levels of risk.


Trade Policy

The EU’s renewed Trade Policy sets out a European approach to “open” strategic autonomy. IPC supports a well-functioning multilateral trading system and strategic partnerships to ensure supply chain resiliency.


Supply Chain Due Diligence

With Europe’s strong focus on the environment, sustainability and corporate governance (ESG), the EC is developing a framework for sustainable corporate governance, due diligence, and reporting. IPC supports government policies that are effective in meeting the policy objectives and practical for the companies concerned.


EU Skills Strategy

This presentation developed by Olivier Coulon, DECISION Etudes & Conseil, summarizes MicroElectronics Training Industry and Skills (METIS) Strategy which identifies the skills required for Europe to lead in the microelectronics sector. Read report.