A budget (€ 2.9 billion), a period (2015-2019), five priority axes
The Marshall Plan 4.0 mobilises a budget of 2.9 billion euros over the period 2015-2019.
It focuses on five priority axes for the Walloon economic redeployment and the structuring of a genuine industrial policy.:
Turning human capital into an asset
…through measures to strengthen the links between training and education; these measures will be drafted in coordination with the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, particularly through the development of sandwich-type training schemes; promoting sandiwh courses as a measure for provinding access to the employment market or a return to work, developing life-long guidance for learners, updating the equipment in training centrescontinuing and improving the “language plan”, improving access to higher education and life-long training, raising awareness of entrepreneurship.
Innovation and growth
Support the development of industry within a technologically proactive perspective, by finding more and better ways to involve SMEs; renewing the research strategy and the strategy of the competitiveness clusters, supproting business innovation and internationalisation, financing the growth of business, supporting the development of companies.
Mobilise the territory for economic development
Use the territory as an essential resource in our economic development; working on all the infrastructures intended for economic activities, making economic activity zones a lever for deployment, supporting autonomous ports, recycling renovated business sites for the development of new activities, guaranteeing accessibility to economic develoment clusters, increasing support for shared workshops and incubator centres.
Energy and circular economy
Support efficiency and energy transition, particularly by integrating and strengthening the circular economy process; creating the conditions for the development of a circular and functional economy, supporting the projects.
Support digital innovation by integrating this dimension into industrial and social practices, creating an integrated digital transition plan, developing the Administration 4.0, supporting technological and digital territorial intelligence.
The setting up of this Plan is followed up by the Government and is regularly evaluated.
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