Panorama 39 - 2020 The role of Regional Policy in the future of Europe

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Period : 2007-2013
Date : 21/09/2011

This edition of Panorama examines the role of regional policy in helping Member States reach the EU’s 2020 strategy targets, delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

The 2020 strategy focuses on the three interlinked areas of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This integrated approach addresses the main challenges facing Europe, both currently and in the decade to come, such as an ageing population, insufficiently qualified workforces, the need for increased innovation, the relation between economic growth and environmental degradation, and energy security.