"Europe 2020" is the EU’s growth strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities will help the EU and its member states deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives – on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy – to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin this strategy.
The EU’s five targets for 2020 enshrined in the Europe 2020 strategy are the following:
2. Research and Development
3. Climate change and energy sustainability
5. Combating poverty and social exclusion
The national targets for Greece with respect to the "Europe 2020" Strategy are:
* This target stemmed from the proposal of the Greek side in the context of the new revised NRP. The achievement of this target is based on specific main assumptions and hypotheses that pertain to both the ESIF 2014–2020 resources to be spent in 2020 compared to the spending for the baseline year, as well as the significant increase of private and public spending in R&T for 2020. Moreover, it should be noted that this target concerns the entire national effort (as is also the case with the other objectives of the table). Specifically, the ESIF resources will contribute to achieving the target, making up approximately 15% of the overall R&T for 2020.
Source: ELSTAT, Eurostat, National Inventory Report 2014-Greece, 2nd Energy Efficiency Action Plan, Progress Report on the National Renewable Energy Action Plan.
Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development
Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning
Reform of the Public Sector
Fisheries and Maritime