Europe 2020 indicators - Slovenia

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 Slovenia.

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By reducing its GHG emissions in non-ETS sectors by 6.7 % between 1990 and 2016, Slovenia remained within its target to limit increases to 4 % by 2020. Since 2009, the country has continuously met its energy efficiency target, which caps primary energy consumption at 7.3 Mtoe. Negative developments in R&D expenditure and in renewable energy consumption over the past few years put Slovenia further away from meeting its respective national targets than the EU as a whole. Slovenia has already met both of its education targets, with only 4.3 % of the population aged 18 to 24 leaving school early and 46.4 % of 30 to 34 year olds having tertiary educational attainment in 2017. After deteriorating continuously between 2008 and 2013, the employment rate increased to 73.4 % in 2017, putting the country within 1.6 percentage points of its national target. Between 2008 and 2016, the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Slovenia increased by 10 000, translating to a gap of 50 000 people to its national target.

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

Data sources

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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