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EEA/EU - NHO’s strategy and policy. Director Siri Bjerke May 7, 2002. Who is NHO?. UNICE. NHO Head Office. Regional Offices. Brussels Office. Sectoral Federations. NBL. FHL. PIL. TBL. 16 000 member companies. NHO’s strategy. Long-term goal: EU membership (not on the agenda)

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Eea eu nho s strategy and policy

EEA/EU- NHO’s strategy and policy

Director Siri Bjerke

May 7, 2002


Who is nho
Who is NHO?

UNICE

NHO

Head Office

Regional

Offices

Brussels Office

Sectoral

Federations

NBL

FHL

PIL

TBL

16 000 member companies


Nho s strategy
NHO’s strategy

  • Long-term goal: EU membership

    (not on the agenda)

  • Active and knowledge based debate

  • Strategy for how to ”navigate by the stars”

  • Ensure competetiveness

    (79 % of export to EU)


Eu is changing
EU is changing

The Lisbon Strategy - Making change happen



Answer to the marginalisation
Answer to the marginalisation:

Active national strategy

  • White paper about the EEA-agreement

  • Higher priority, more resources, better knowledge, more open processes

  • Priority to energy and fish issues

  • Ensure competitiveness


Nho is focusing on
NHO is focusing on:

  • Better knowledge about the EEA-agreement:

  • Ceps study, ESA-report

  • Consequences of the enlargement:

  • special focus on the fish industry

  • EU, the world’s most competitive region by 2010 (Lisbon strategy)

  • a Norwegian response


The lisbon strategy
The Lisbon strategy

”Make EU the most competetive and dynamicknowledgebased economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater cohesion”

  • Concrete targets to reach the goals are set - some examples:

    An information society for all:

    • Every 15 pupil in EU with Internet connection by 2003

      Create a European area of research and innovation:

    • 3% of GDP to R&D by 2010

      Education and training for living and working in the knowledge society:

    • EU education and training systems should be the world quality reference by 2010

  • A comprehensive approach

  • Open method of co-ordination(bencmarking etc.)

  • Driven by heads of states


Need for a parallel strategy
Need for a parallel strategy

  • Strongly effects the development of the internal market and the conditions for business and industry

  • Norway already lags behind in transferring to the ”new economy”

  • Use the Lisbon strategy as a catalyst to revitalize our national strategy for growth and development.

  • ”Lyft Sverige” (S) - ”Slipp skaperkraften fri” (N) -

  • What will be the Icelandic vision?

  • Common effort to be included in EU’s Open method of co-ordination (benchmarking, indicators)


New eu debate in norway
New EU debate in Norway?

  • Traumatic history

  • Government’s ”suicide paragraph”

  • Growing awareness of marginalisation

  • Conditions for the fish industry

  • General elections 2005

  • Perhaps 2007?