Barcelona. 16th of March 2020. From the Cluster of the Automotive Industry of Catalonia, we would like to give you the following information about the decisions taken by the Catalan and Spanish governments:
CIAC assumes its social responsibility to avoid the propagation of the COVID-19, so the work meetings and project meetings, both internal and those with other entities with which we collaborate, go into a digital format. Therefore, the internal work of the Cluster goes online.
In other words, the whole structure of the CIAC will continue with its usual work, but online. We promote tele-working and digital meetings for a matter of responsibility. The rest of the presentations, workshops, etc. where a number of people have to be in the same space have been postponed.
This decision totally affects the presentation of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan organised for the media and CIAC members on the 19th of March. Therefore, the session will be postponed both for information professionals as well as for CIAC members until we find a new date, depending on the evolution of events and political decisions.
We would like to take advantage of this communication to request the
Government of the Generalitat and the Spanish Government to take into account
the needs of the automotive sector in order to continue operating in the most
normal way possible. We would like to stress that this sector represents a
turnover rate of more than 23,000 million euros per year and a contribution of
more than 10% to the GDP of Catalonia.