The Post-2010 Lisbon Process: The Key Role of Education in Employment and Competitiveness

CEPS Working Documents No. 308

15 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2009

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Felix Roth

University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

Daniel Gros

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: December 18, 2008

Abstract

This paper points out that education should be the central objective of the post-2010 Lisbon Process. Compared to other OECD countries, the member states of the European Union perform poorly when it comes to key indicators of innovative potential, such as the percentage of students enrolled in tertiary education and the educational quality of Europe's students. Education makes a three-fold contribution to a country's economic health. First it is beneficial for employment rates, second it is a key driver for long-term economic growth and third it appears to be beneficial for social cohesion. It will be crucial for European countries to attain higher levels of tertiary education and increase the quality of their education.

Keywords: Economic Policy, Macroeconomic Policy

Suggested Citation

Roth, Felix and Gros, Daniel, The Post-2010 Lisbon Process: The Key Role of Education in Employment and Competitiveness (December 18, 2008). CEPS Working Documents No. 308. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334621 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1334621

Felix Roth

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Daniel Gros (Contact Author)

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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