Informal Meeting of the High Level Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth

The Working Group discusses important matters that can have a significant impact on the EU’s competitiveness. The group meets at the level of state secretaries or heads of departments from ministries responsible for competitiveness in the member states. Finland chairs the working group during the Trio Programme of Romania, Finland and Croatia.

The main themes to be discussed are the single market, digitalisation, the low-carbon economy and trade policy. The working group will also support the content preparations of the Competitiveness Council. The agenda for the Informal Meeting of Competitiveness Ministers to be held in Helsinki in September is still being developed. The working group’s preliminary agenda has been designed to support the work to influence the EU’s priority areas for 2019–2024.

commercial policy
competitive strength
internal market


8.9.2019 – 9.9.2019


Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki, Finland


Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment