Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year growth strategy that was launched in 2010. It is about more than just overcoming the crisis which continues to afflict many of our economies. It is about addressing the shortcomings of our growth model and creating the conditions for a different type of growth that is smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive.
To render this more tangible, five key targets have been set for the EU to achieve by the end of the decade. These cover employment; education; research and innovation; social inclusion and poverty reduction; and climate/energy.
The strategy also includes seven ‘flagship initiatives’ providing a framework through which the EU and national authorities mutually reinforce their efforts in areas supporting the Europe 2020 priorities such as innovation, the digital economy, employment, youth, industrial policy, poverty, and resource efficiency.
The Commission has published a Communication taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy in March 2014, four years after its launch. This will in turn pave the way for a thorough review of the Europe 2020 strategy.
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