EU2020 and European Semester

The Europe 2020 Growth strategy

The Europe 2020 Growth strategy consists of the the following targets:

    • Employment - 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed
    • R&D / innovation - 3% of the EU’s GDP (public and private combined) to be invested in R&D/innovation
    • Climate change / energy - greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990, 20% of energy from renewables, 20% increase in energy efficiency
    • Education - Reducing school drop-out rates below 10%
      at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education
    • Poverty / social exclusion - at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion

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