Europe 2020 - Overview

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What is the Europe 2020 strategy about?

The Europe 2020 strategy is the EU's agenda for growth and jobs for the current decade. It emphasises smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in order to improve Europe's competitiveness and productivity and underpin a sustainable social market economy.

To reach this objective, the EU has adopted targets to be reached by 2020 in five areas:

  • Employment
  • Research & Development
  • Climate change & energy
  • Education
  • Poverty and social exclusion
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Europe 2020 Radar chart / © European Union

Visualise the EU's progress since 2008

This chart quickly shows you the current situation of the EU, its progress made since 2008 and its distance to the Europe 2020 key targets.

Europe 2020 Scoreboard / © European Union

How is your country doing?

With our scoreboard, you can easily get an impression of the situation and developments in your country for all indicators over the last years.

Europe 2020 report / © European Union

Dig into the latest report

Explore in depth past trends and latest statistics useful to back up the monitoring towards Europe 2020 targets in our publication “Smarter, greener, more inclusive?”.

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Resource Efficiency Scoreboard / © European Union

Resource Efficiency Scoreboard

Monitor the implementation of the roadmap to a resource efficient Europe with our dedicated scoreboard.

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Circular economy

This section on our website presents information on the circular economy and visualisation tools.

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Sustainable Development Goals

This section on our website provides a detailed overview on the SDGs in an EU context, including several visualisations.