Working Groups

Digital Single Market Working Group

The "digital economy" has become one of the top political priorities. Technological developments, such as the Internet of Things, bring new opportunities for growth, productivity and flexibility. This Working Group provides high-level recommendations from a wide industry perspective on how to enable such digitisation in a timely way.

CFO Task Force

The ERT CFO Task Force seeks to address matters specifically  in  the development of financial market regulations, as well as regulatory reporting and taxation issues. They engage with the European international institutions and governments to address key concerns and to make recommendations reflecting common views across the industry.

Trade and Market Access Working Group

ERT believes that open international trade and investment flows are a crucial element to ensure European companies’ competitiveness in a global economy. It is necessary for achieving balanced global growth. The Trade & Market Access Working Group is mainly focusing on the prospect of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. 

Competition Policy Working Group

As competitiveness emerges as a new paradigm on the political agenda, it is time to adapt EU competition rules to the reality of today’s global and fast-moving economy. The Competition Policy Working Group therefore engages in discussions on the impact of competition policy on the international competitiveness of European industry.

Competitiveness Working Group

As competitiveness emerges in economic development, it captures both the limitations and challenges of global competition. The Competitiveness Working Group engages in dialogue with policy-makers, authorities and research institutions with a view to contribute to Europe's ability to maintain in the long term a vibrant and innovative manufacturing base as well as quality jobs.