The Europe 2020 Strategy: Can it Maintain the EU’s Competitiveness in the World?

Centre for European Ploicy Studies, CEPS Paperbacks, 2012

111 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2012

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Daniel Gros

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

Felix Roth

University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Launched in March 2010 by the European Commission, the Europe 2020 strategy aims at achieving “smart, sustainable and inclusive” growth. This growth is intended to be driven by three sets of engines: knowledge and innovation, a greener and more efficient use of resources and higher employment combined with social and territorial cohesion. This CEPS report takes an in-depth look at the Europe 2020 strategy and the goals it sets for the EU, with the aim of shedding light on the question of whether the strategy will succeed in fostering the global competitiveness of the European Union. While finding that the Europe 2020 strategy identifies the right key indicators for its targets, the authors advise that it should be revised in several important respects and conclude with relevant policy steps to foster the future capability of European economies and their prosperity.

Keywords: EU, growth, Europe 2020 strategy, global competitiveness, smart growth, sustainable growth, inclusive growth, European economies

Suggested Citation

Gros, Daniel and Roth, Felix, The Europe 2020 Strategy: Can it Maintain the EU’s Competitiveness in the World? (2012). Centre for European Ploicy Studies, CEPS Paperbacks, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2142452

Daniel Gros (Contact Author)

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Felix Roth

University of Goettingen (Gottingen) ( email )

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Germany

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