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Europe 2020 in a nutshell

Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year growth strategy. 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...

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Who does what

Europe 2020 is a strategy shared among the European institutions, the member states and the social partners. At EU level, each institution has a part to play in making sure the EU is taking the necessary action to help...

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Making it happen: the European Semester

The European semester starts when the Commission adopts its Annual Growth Survey, usually towards the end of the year, which sets out EU priorities for the coming year to boost growth and job creation.

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Europe 2020 in your country

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Europe 2020

Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade.
In a changing world, we want the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy.

José Manuel Barroso
President of the European Commission



President Barroso on Europe 2020