About: Lisbon strategy

Economy & Jobs 15-03-2017

The Commission’s innovation confusion

Unless the European Commission changes its attitude, the innovation gap between Europe and the US will likely increase, and it could be overtaken soon by China, with dire consequences for living standards, warns Philip Stevens.

EU Priorities 2020 05-01-2010

The EU must learn from its mistakes over the past decade

"The EU needs new thinking. After eight years of stop-start negotiations, the Union finally has a new rulebook, the Lisbon Treaty. But, despite Europeans' shared anxieties about economic growth, government debt, the stability of the euro, immigration and the environment, there is not yet a clear sense of what the EU's priorities for the next five years should or will be," writes Hugo Brady, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, in a December commentary.

EU 2020: Why skills are key for Europe’s future

"As longevity and access to education improve around the globe, Europe can no longer count on a large lead in scientific know-how, education and innovation to give us an automatic edge on the rest of the world," writes Paul Hofheinz, president of the Lisbon Council, in a December paper.

In defence of the Lisbon Agenda

"Rather than a wholesale dismissal of all the efforts that have been made to date, we would be well advised to focus our attention on constructive input, actionable ideas and sound improvements" to the Lisbon Agenda, writes Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, in a March blog post.
Trade & Society 27-05-2009

Where next for the Lisbon Agenda?

"Creating the next framework for structural reform in Europe right now is a priority – and a challenge EU leaders must take up," write Hans Martens and Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, and Fabian Zuleeg, a Senior Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in a May paper.

The new kids on the R&D block

Despite the EU's waning performance in research and innovation, charitable and philanthropic foundations can take the lead in this sector, argues Gerard Salole in the summer edition of Europe's World.

The Lisbon Strategy: the European route to globalisation

The Lisbon Strategy is a challenge for both France and Europe. In France, new presidential and parliamentary cycles are favourable to economic and social reform, argue Yves Bertoncini and Vanessa Wisnia-Weill in this publication from the Robert Schuman Foundation, released in September 2007.

Positive outlook for economic reform and ‘Lisbon II’

Ian Begg, Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), assesses the progress of the Partnership for Growth and Jobs (PGJ, the name of the relaunched ‘Lisbon’ strategy) during the 2006-07 cycle.

Tax Wedge and Skills: Case of Poland in International Perspective

Researchers of the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE) analyse the impact of tax wedges on employment and find that the consequences of tax wedge might be devastating for low-skilled labour.

Prospects for the Lisbon Strategy

This paper by Daniel Gros for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) analyses the predicament of the original EU-15 member states as they face a weakening economy in terms of both demand and supply.

The European productivity slowdown: causes and implications

This paper, by Daniel Gros and Jørgen Mortensen, has been prepared for the international conference entitled "Europe after the enlargement", to be hosted by the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw on 8-9 April.
Future EU 10-03-2005

The Lisbon strategy at midterm: Expectations and reality

This report by the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) sums up the conclusions of an extensive series of discussions in Poland about the goals, the objectives, the successes and the failures of the EU's Lisbon Strategy.
Future EU 04-02-2005

The Lisbon Strategy and the Union’s newest members

The former Czech EU Commissioner, Pavel Teli?ka, assesses how the newest EU Member States are approaching the challenges of the Lisbon Strategy goals. In this article published by the European Policy Centre, the author argues that while the Eastern Member States came into the Lisbon process at a later stage, their experience with implementing difficult reforms could be an overall asset to the Union in achieving its 2010 aspirations.

Ten Do-s and Don’t-s for Sustainable Growth in Europe

This EPC paper presents ten 'do-s and don't-s' designed to boost growth in Europe while retaining the positive agenda for jobs, social cohesion and sustainability, which are at the heart of the Lisbon process.