The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) is a committee of the European Parliament. Its areas of responsibility relate to industry, especially technology-intensive manufacturing, information technology, and telecommunications. It also coordinates European space policy and therefore has ties with the European Space Agency. It has oversight duties in relation to the Joint Research Centre and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, as well as similar projects. In the past, the ITRE committee also dealt with transport matters. However this policy field has been transferred over to a dedicated Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

The committee's current chair is Cristian Bușoi.[1]

Energy policy

One major area of activity for the committee is energy policy, safety, and efficiency. They monitor compliance with the Euratom Treaty around nuclear waste disposal. The Paris Agreement and, more recently, the launch of the European Green Deal have put climate change and the energy transition center-stage. Policies to support clean technologies such as renewable energy or hydrogen have been advanced through the committee.[2]

In 2022, the committee will be in charge of negotiating the European Commission's proposal for on the directive on the energy performance of buildings and the energy efficiency directive.


As of March 2014 ITRE committee is the lead charge for regulations dealing with "European single market for electronic communications". The proposals were put forward by Neelie Kroes. A collective of NGOs considered this regulation could damage net neutrality.[3][4]

List of chairpersons

Name Term Political Party
Cristian Bușoi 2019 – 2024 European People's Party
Adina-Ioana Vălean 2019–2019 European People's Party |-   Amalia Sartori 2012–2014 European People's Party
  Jerzy Buzek 2014–2019 European People's Party
  Adina-Ioana Vălean 2019– European People's Party

Committee Bureau

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2019)

7th term


8th term


9th term

Elected on 10 July 2019.[5]

1st Vice-Chair
2nd Vice-Chair
3rd Vice-Chair
4th Vice-Chair


  1. ^ "Members | Home | ITRE | Committees | European Parliament".
  2. ^ "Decarbonisation of the energy system | Hearings | Events | ITRE | Committees | European Parliament".
  3. ^ "Save the internet". Various NGOs. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ "laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent, and amending Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1211/2009 and (EU) No 531/2012". Euporean Parliament. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Parliament's committees elect chairs and vice-chairs". European Parliament. 10 July 2019.