Within the EU, the European Semester provides a framework for the coordination of economic policies, fostering jobs creation and growth, and ensuring among other sound public finances. Strategic investments of EUR 500 billion are expected by 2020 through the Investment Plan for Europe. By the same year, the EU 2020 Strategy for growth and jobs aims to put 75% of the 20-64 year-olds in job.
The European pillar of social rights establishes principles and rights essential for fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. The EU Cohesion Policy foresees about EUR 350 billion of funding to advance economic and social targets during 2014-2020. Economic and environmental concerns are addressed through the Circular economy package by maximising efficiency in the use of resources.
Beyond EU's borders, the European development policy supports macroeconomic stability and growth, technical and vocational training, as well as trade to widen job opportunities. The EU trade and investment policy includes sustainable development chapters in the new generation of trade and investment agreements.
A full list of EU policies and actions supporting Goal 8 is available below.
EU Actions supporting Goal 8.
EU Actions supporting specific Goal 8 targets.