Europe 2020 indicators - Romania
- Data from June 2014. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables. Planned article update: August 2017.
Main statistical findings
By 2012, Romania had reduced its GHG emissions in non-ETS sectors by 6.5 % compared with the ESD base year, thus remaining well below its 2020 target of a maximum increase of 19 %. The country also recorded a significant reduction of 1 million in the number of people people at risk of poverty or social exclusion between 2008 and 2014, reaching the national target already in 2013. In 2014, Romania exceeded its commitment of a 24 % share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption and remained well below its national target on primary energy consumption. Although it was 1.1 percentage points below its tertiary education target in 2015, Romania made strong progress towards its target by raising the tertiary educational attainment rate by 9.6 percentage points between 2008 and 2015. In contrast, the share of early leavers from education and training increased to 19.1 % in the same time period, widening the distance to the national target to 7.8 percentage points. Progress towards the national target on employment has been somewhat limited since 2008, with a gap of 4 percentage points remaining to be closed by 2020. Romania’s R&D intensity fell by 0.19 percentage points between 2008 and 2014, making it the Member State with the largest distance to its national target.
Data sources and availability
More information about the origin of the data and the calculation of indicators can be obtained via the Europe 2020 indicators dedicated website.
Under 'Tables', click on the icons next to the indicators:
- 'Explanatory texts (metadata)' for a detailed overview of the collection and compilation methods;
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A more general overview of quality procedures can be found in Implementation of standard reference metadata for indicators - the ESMS Indicator Profile (ESMS-IP) (PDF file).
Europe 2020 is the EU’s growth and jobs strategy for the current decade, striving to pave the way to a smart, sustainable and inclusive future. The strategy envisages measures to overcome the economic crisis and move beyond it by addressing the structural weaknesses in the European economic model. The final objective is to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion in the Member States, while reducing the impact on the natural environment.
Further Eurostat information
- Smarter, greener, more inclusive - indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy (online publication, also downloadable as PDF file
Methodology / Metadata
- Towards robust quality management for European Statistics - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council COM(2011) 211 final.
- Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of 11 March 2009 on European statistics