TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction on the agenda- 3 -
2. Differences between Lisbon Strategy and Europe 2020- 4 -
3. Major points of criticism- 6 -
4. Conclusions- 8 -
5. Bibliography- 9 -
1. Introduction on the agenda
The Europe 2020 is the European Union’s growth strategy for the coming decade. After the failure presented by Lisbon Strategy, the European Union is coming with a new agenda and is proposing to reach a high standard of the development of the Member States. The Union has now five ambitious objectives on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy to be reached by 2020. These objectives are met to find a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by the end of this period. Of course the objectives that serve as benchmarks for European Union in 2020 should be defined as national targets because concrete actions at European Union and national levels will underpin the strategy.
The three mutually reinforcing priorities are to be put in Europe 2020. These are those presented above and these will be a point of debate on the following lines. A smart growth means to develop an economy by pushing on knowledge and innovation. A sustainable growth should promote a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy. An inclusive growth is to foster a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion. So, how we have seen the priorities are structured on the objectives of the revised Lisbon Strategy 2005. According to the results there is a doubt that it can be possible to interact with the same objectives without discussing why the previous agenda has failed and try to find new solutions for the actual agenda.
These two points are combined in a seven flagship initiatives that should guide policymaking in the European Union and in the Member States and try to...