EURATEX has announced the launch of a new strategic course to strengthen the voice of the European textile and apparel industry with the European policy institutions in Brussels as well as governmental bodies and partner organisations around the globe. Over the last 10 years the EU Textile & Clothing industry, representing an annual turnover of over 171 bn euro, some 178,000 companies and 1.7 mn workers, has been able to modernize and reinvent itself into a forward-looking, innovative and export-oriented sector.