Europe 2020

The Europe 2020 strategy is the EU's growth strategy for this decade. This cross-cutting strategy sets out the EU’s political and financial priorities and aims to transform Europe into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020.

The strategy sets out five targets for the EU to reach by 2020:

  • employment: 75% of 20-64 year-olds should be in employment

  • R&D/innovation: 3% of the EU's GDP (public and private) should be invested in R&D/innovation

  • climate change: the EU aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (or even 30%) compared to 1990 levels, and aims to get 20% of its energy from renewable energy sources and increase energy efficiency by 20%

  • education: reduce school dropout rates to below 10%; at least 40% of 30-34 year olds should have completed third level education

  • poverty/social exclusion: reduce the number of people living in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion by 20 million

The Europe 2020 strategy identifies new means for boosting growth and jobs, outlined in seven flagship initiatives:

Smart growth

  • digital agenda for Europe

  • innovation union

  • youth on the move

Sustainable growth

  • resource-efficient Europe

  • an industrial policy for the globalisation era

Inclusive growth

  • an agenda for new skills and jobs

  • European platform against poverty

We believe that, with the right support, cities can play an important role in delivering on the Europe 2020 targets.

Click here for more information on Europe 2020. 

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Forty-four cities supports 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'

‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’: involve - inspire - impact

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publication date: 22-02-2018

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CREATE events in Skopje

On January 29th, 30th , 31st and February 1st and 2nd the city of Skopje hosted various CREATE events.

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publication date: 13-02-2018

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Imagining the urban future

At EUROCITIES we are proud of our many achievements since our founding over 30 years ago, for example in achieving an Urban Agenda for the EU, but success means being adaptable and responding to a world that is evolving at great speed. That’s why we are taking an in-depth look at EUROCITIES’ vision, priorities and actions. We want to make sure that the needs and views of Europe’s major cities are increasingly met over the next 30 years, and that EUROCITIES structure and services best...

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publication date: 01-02-2018

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9 cities have already joined the #Cities4Europe campaign. Who will be next?

Nine cities have already joined the EUROCITIES campaign 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'. Is your city going to be the tenth to register?

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publication date: 01-12-2017

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'Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens': let’s build a better Europe together!

A more positive future for Europe starts with its citizens. As local leaders and members of EUROCITIES, we are committed to engaging our citizens in a dialogue about our future.

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publication date: 14-11-2017

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URBAN-EU-CHINA goes online. Visit the project’s website!

Since 1 January 2017, EUROCITIES has been part of the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation. The recently-launched website gathers news, events and future activities.

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publication date: 14-09-2017

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European wages have not recovered from the crisis

Close to a decade after the start of the crisis, wage growth is far from matching pre-crisis rates.

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publication date: 13-06-2017

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Strong emphasis on local level in the 2017 country-specific recommendations

On 22 May, the European Commission published the Country Specific Recommendations for 2017.

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publication date: 12-06-2017

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WG Cohesion policy and structural funds & WG Urban Agenda for the EU - 28 June, Brussels

WG cohesion policy will meet in the morning of 28 June, from 9:00 to 11:30, and WG urban agenda will follow, from 11:30 to 15:30.

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start date: 28-06-2017
end date: 28-06-2017