The European Commission industrial policy flagship of 2010 laid out a strategy for sustainable growth, competitiveness and job creation in the context of Europe 2020.  The 2012 review of the industrial policy communication will be adopted by the Commission in September 2012.

The new communication will focus on a limited number of new initiatives capable of effectively delivering results to tackle the economic crisis in the short to medium term, as well as actions aiming at correcting or eliminating problems that may have been detected in the implementation of our industrial policy strategy. Responses to the consultation will help the Commission identify policy priorities and develop appropriate policy responses.  The consultation period closes on 7 August 2012.