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The European Commission intends to reinforce the European fashion industries

The European fashion industry is significant both in terms of reputation. The European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani met on Tuesday with high-level representatives of some of the European fashion industry to discuss an action plan.

The European fashion and high-end industries are global leaders accounting for 10% of European exports. Supporting almost 850 000 companies and 5 million jobs, the fashion industry is a significant part of the creative economy.Therefore, the Commission intends to reinforce the growth and competitiveness of the European fashion industries with a number of short-term actions. To this end, Vice-President Tajani will discuss key issues and ask for the views of CEOs of fashion and high-end industries on the following actions to:

  • Ensure that education and training institutes provide students with required skills through better use of existing alliances, councils and working groups as well as more interaction between industry and institutes;
  • Foster creativity, e.g. through match-making between new designers and small producers (WORTH pilot project);
  • Foster innovation, e.g. through interoperable e-commerce tools (eBiz project);
  • Ensure the protection of intellectual property, e.g. through raising awareness about fake goods;
  • Seize opportunities for international trade, e.g. through participation in Missions for Growth;
  • Form a regulatory framework to sustain growth, including for example the labelling of authentic leather.

Vice President Tajani will also discuss with participants how to better combat counterfeiting which has become a real danger to the industry´s growth and employment.

Amongst the participants of the informal high-level group are the CEOs and directors of renowned European companies, such as Chanel, Falke, Harrods, IC Companys-Peak Performance, Imax-Max Mara, LVMH, Emilio Pucci, amogst others. 

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