Courage needed to update the European social market economy, CEC President Ramme says at the Tripartite Social Summit

Ludger Ramme (left)

During his speech at the Tripartite Social Summit on 16 October, CEC President Ludger Ramme emphasised the necessity to update the social market economy in an effort to favour competitiveness, social justice and innovation under changing circumstances. For a strong and united Europe to flourish, more transformational leadership drawing a picture of our future and showing the way to get there is needed.

In an effort to drive the much-needed changes, Mr Ramme insisted that “we have to become excellent in research and education, excellent in implementing the industrial policy strategy, excellent in the circular, green and sharing economy and excellent in providing people with the necessary competences and safety.”

The Tripartite Social Summit is the main appointment for European social partners: twice a year, on the eve of the European Council, representatives of European and national social partner organisations are invited by the European institutions for an exchange of views on the most pressing economic and social issues. CEC European Managers participates in the Tripartite Social Summit within the framework of the Liaison Committee, in partnership with Eurocadres. The meeting took place on October 16th at the seat of the European Council, and was chaired by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.

Please find the speech of CEC President Ludger Ramme below. You may also read the German and French version.

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