EMF China Project
The EMF carried out research on the future of European metal industries in 2006.
The Project was co-financed by the European Commission.
The aim was to arrive at a common assessment of China's economic future and its consequences for Europe based on the situation in three metal sectors chosen as examples; namely steel, shipbuilding, and automotive.
The assessment can then serve as a basis for describing and evaluating the importance of the factors enabling Chinese industry to be globally competitive. Finally, this research will endeavour to pinpoint the relevant issues and establish ways of internationally regulating the growth of China's metal industries, making them compatible with international standards regarding sustainable development and social responsibility. Trade union organisations would be fully involved in this research.
The project started on 1 December 2005 and lasted until 1 December 2006.