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Europe 2020 Strategy

Europe 2020 Strategy

The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted in 2010, aims at supporting a smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive economy for the European Union over a period of 10 years. Five headline targets have to be achieved by 2020, covering employment, investment in research and development, climate change and energy sustainability, education, and fighting poverty and social exclusion. Eurostat monitors progress in the context of the European Semester process using nine headline indicators and additional sub-indicators. In 2013 and 2015, results have been published in the annual review ‘Smarter, greener, more inclusive? – Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy’. The EU-level targets are combined with national targets, against which each member state can track its own progress.

Theme
Headline indicator
Target
Employment
Employment rate age group 20–64, total
75.0 (% of population)
R&D
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
3.0 (% of GDP)
Climate change and energy sustainability
Greenhouse gas emissions
80.0 (%, index 1990 = 100%)
Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption
20.0(%)
Primary energy consumption
1483 (Million tonnes of oil equivalent)
Final energy consumption
1086 (Million tonnes of oil equivalent)
Education
Early leavers from education and training, total
<10.0 (% of population aged 18–24)
Tertiary educational attainment, total
>40.0 (% of population aged 30–34)
Fighting poverty and social exclusion
People at risk of poverty or social exclusion
96.6 (Million people)

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