About: Lisbon strategy

EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2009

Growth and jobs: Reshaping the EU’s ‘Lisbon Strategy’

As the recession bites, the European Commission and national governments have begun to reflect on replacing the EU's overarching strategy for growth and jobs, known as the Lisbon Strategy. 'Green growth', innovation and education are likely to feature highly among the strategy's new priorities.

Growth and Jobs: Relaunch of the Lisbon strategy

On 22-23 March 2005, the Spring Council discussed the Commission's mid-term review of the Lisbon strategy for economic, social and environmental renewal. More focus on growth and employment, simplification and national ownership via national action plans are the key elements to relaunch the Lisbon reforms agenda.
EU Priorities 2020 04-01-2007

German EU Presidency: In Brief

Germany takes over the EU Presidency from Finland on 1 January 2007. EURACTIV provides links to the priorities, key players and dates of the German Presidency.
Future EU 03-05-2004

Lisbon Agenda

In March 2000, the EU Heads of States and Governments agreed to make the EU "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy by 2010". Although some progress was made on innovating Europe's economy, there is growing concern that the reform process is not going fast enough and that the ambitious targets will not be reached.