Four years after the launch of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the Commission has decided to take stock of progress and to launch the process of review of the Europe 2020 strategy.
The in-depth reviews examine the origin, nature and severity of possible macroeconomic imbalances. They assess whether a specific Member State is affected by an imbalance, and if it is, what the nature of the imbalance is.
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...
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...
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.
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