Europe 2020

” To achieve a sustainable future, we must already look beyond the short term. Europe needs to get back on track. Then it must stay on track. That is the purpose of Europe 2020. It’s about more jobs and better lives. It shows how Europe has the capability to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, to find the path to create new jobs and to offer a sense of direction to our societies…”  

José Manuel BARROSO

Europe 2020 is a strategy for development and renascence of the European union economy for the next decade.  The strategy aims to make the European Union into a smartsustainable and inclusive economic community. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the European Union and its members to achieve high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

Specifically, the European Union has set five ambitious objectives related to employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate / energy efficiency targets to be achieved by 2020, each Member State has adopted and has set its own goals in each one of these areas. Specific actions and steps at European and national level, support the implementation of this strategy.