The European Footwear Industry

A handicrafted and yet a contemporary industry...

...full of creativity and design...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...constantly adapting to new trends and demographics through advanced techonologies...

...concerned about safety...

...durability and high standards...

...ensuring consumer’s health and comfort...

...respecting the environment...

...delighting consumers with innovative business approaches...

...and always looking ahead and towards differentiation.

Industrial Policy

The European footwear industry has a long tradition in production and retail of innovative, creative and high quality products, developed in accordance to the consumer needs and trends.

While being one of the most handicrafted industries in Europe, it has learned to take advantage of the advanced technologies to develop cutting edge products.

The CEC follows the European policy and initiatives as well as the legislative process, and participates in the dialogue with the European Institutions in all issues that can have a direct impact on the sector.

Particularly CEC is committed to:

  • Give visibility to the sector at EU level;
  • Defending the interest of the industry vis-à-vis the European Institutions, and international organisations;
  • Promote networking and facilitate collaboration between stakeholders (universities, technological centers, companies, etc) from different CEC Members.

 

More information about Industrial Policy is available here.