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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Cities4Europe - video interviews

On 7 May the Cities4Europe campaign was officially launched. Here you will find video interviews from the launch event.

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publication date: 25-05-2018

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Is your city ready for GDPR? Reply to KSF survey on compliance and readiness!

Since 25 May 2018,the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legal basis for any processing activity of EU citizens' personal data. Path to compliance is nevertheless still far from being easy for European cities. EUROCITIES' Knowledge Society Forum has therefore identified the sharing of good practices as a priority in the frame of its data working group.

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publication date: 17-05-2018

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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals on eTranslation, eDelivery and eInvoicing

Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals by 18 September 2018.

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publication date: 04-05-2018

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Cities4Europe - Campaign launch

On 7 May, in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, EUROCITIES is organising the European launch event of the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign.

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publication date: 24-04-2018

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73 cities are ready to involve, inspire and impact!

It is time to change the way politics is done in Europe, and cities can play a key role in building a more citizens-focused society.

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publication date: 19-04-2018

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Cities4Europe - Interview with the Mayor of Oulu and the Mayor of Strasbourg

The Mayor of Oulu, Päivi Laajala and the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries have answered our questions on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date: 17-04-2018

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Cities4Europe - Teaser video!

EUROCITIES is pleased to release the teaser video of the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date: 10-04-2018

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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