Europe 2020 indicators - Czech Republic

Data extracted in June 2018.

Planned article update: September 2019.

Figure 1: Change since 2008 in relation to national targets (*)
Source: Eurostat (see dedicated web section: Europe 2020 headline indicators)
Explanations on this radar chart are available here.

This article is part of a set of statistical articles on Europe 2020 strategy, focusing on the situation in the Czech Republic.

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The Czech Republic reduced its non-ETS GHG emissions by 5.7 % between 1990 and 2016, thus remaining within the national GHG emissions target to limit increases to 9 % by 2020. In 2016, the country had already met its national target on renewable energy and the 6.3 % decrease in primary energy consumption in the period 2008 to 2016 brought the Czech Republic very close to its national target. In 2017, the Czech Republic exceeded its national targets on employment and tertiary educational attainment by 3.5 and 2.2 percentage points, respectively. The significant reduction in the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion between 2008 and 2016 helped the country surpass its national target of lifting 100 000 people from risk of poverty or social exclusion compared to 2008 levels with 22 000. The increase in the share of early school leavers from education and training between 2008 and 2017 widened the distance to the national target to 1.2 percentage points.

Table 1: National Europe 2020 indicators: most recent data and targets
Source: Eurostat (see dedicated web section: Europe 2020 headline indicators)

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More information about the origin of the data and the calculation of indicators can be obtained via the Europe 2020 indicators dedicated website.

Under 'Main tables', click on the icons next to the indicators:

  • 'Explanatory texts (metadata)' for a detailed overview of the collection and compilation methods;
  • 'Information on the leaf' for data availability per country.

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 agenda for jobs and growth for the current decade. It emphasises smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as a way to strengthen the EU economy and prepare its structure for the challenges of the next decade. As a main objective, the strategy strives to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion in the Member States, while reducing the impact on the natural environment.

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