Vision for Lisbon 2.1

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Dr Rui Grilo, Portuguese Presidency Representative - Deputy National Coordinator for the Lisbon Agenda, Portugal, Towards Lisbon 2.1, September 28, 2007, Ljubljana

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Vision for Lisbon 2.1

  1. 1. Connecting Innovation to People Towards “Lisbon 2.1” Ljubljana, 28 September 2007
  2. 2. In Spring 2000, the world was changing… <ul><li>The dot com bubble was at its peak… </li></ul><ul><li>… but almost all the rising stars were from the USA: Microsoft, AOL, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, etc., etc., etc… </li></ul>
  3. 3. … and European decided to act on it <ul><li>Europe had to cope with four key issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>global competition and emerging economic powers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>finding a role for Europe in the so-called ” knowledge economy ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the demographic problem of having an ageing population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a larger common market after the enlargement of the EU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The 2000 Spring European Council decided to that these issues into account, articulating a strategic agenda: “Lisbon 1.0” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The “Lisbon Agenda 1.0” offered a path for Europe to address those challenges <ul><li>Stating the ambition of becoming more competitive in the emerging knowledge-based economy </li></ul><ul><li>Grounding that goal in the values of social cohesion and environmental sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Calling into action institutions, companies, researchers and citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcing the importance of skills and human capital </li></ul>
  5. 5. Five years later, “Lisbon 2.0” renewed the agenda <ul><li>Choosing growth and jobs as a clearer focus </li></ul><ul><li>Providing the strategy with a clearer governance , introducing national coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Using the National Reform Programmes as transformation agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Making ground for the exchange of good practice among member states </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping innovation at its very core </li></ul>
  6. 6. Each Member State had the opportunity to choose their own reforms, sharing three concerns: <ul><li>Integrating its National Reform Programme, Portugal decided to develop the Technological Plan to articulate the comprehensive strategy to improve the overall competitiveness of the country. </li></ul>More Growth, through knowledge and innovation Sustainable Employment with better qualifications Macroeconomic Stability in a open, better regulated market
  7. 7. The Technological Plan is the Portuguese national agenda for competitiveness through innovation Qualifying the Portuguese for the knowledge society KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION Technological Plan Overcoming the scientific and technological gap Adapting the productive fabric to the challenges of globalisation
  8. 8. Two years after “Lisbon 2.0”… <ul><li>The Lisbon Agenda is clearly in the centre of European debate </li></ul><ul><li>The new governance and accountability model is starting to deliver results </li></ul><ul><li>The Lisbon Agenda is providing strategic guidelines for reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Europe’s economy is showing positive signs : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average GDP growth of 3% per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 7 million jobs created in 2 years </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. … is Europe really lagging behind? <ul><li>How many EU countries are in the Top20 of the main competiveness rankings? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Bank’s Doing Business : 8 EU MS (11 European countries) #1 Singapore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMD’s World Competitiveness Yearbook : 9 EU MS (12 European countries) #1 USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index : 9 EU MS (12 European countries) #1 Switzerland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WEF’s Network Readiness Index : 8 EU MS (11 European countries) #1 Denmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Brown’s Global eGovernment : 5 EU MS (9 European countries) #1 South Korea </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Towards “Lisbon 2.1”: a new cycle <ul><li>Turning challenges into opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global competition with established and emerging economic powers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change , energy and environmental sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ageing population and the stability of the European social model </li></ul></ul>Better Governance Deeper Impact Faster Deployment
  11. 11. Towards “Lisbon 2.1”: a new cycle <ul><li>Drawing on the European competitive advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better regulation for a business friendly environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A more efficient market to support innovative companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapping into the potential of education, research and innovation, the knowledge triangle </li></ul></ul>Better Governance Deeper Impact Faster Deployment
  12. 12. A vision for Europe: Mutually reinforcing development 2008-2010 and beyond Better Business Environment Employability R&D + Innovation Climate Change and Energy Employment Competitiveness Growth
  13. 13. What role for the Lisbon Strategy? <ul><li>Strategic beacon to keep focus on the issues which must be addressed </li></ul><ul><li>A policy integration agenda across boundaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An accelerator for change , pushing for the necessary reforms </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Rui Grilo </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Cabinet of the National Coordinator of the Lisbon Strategy and the Technological Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy Coordinator of the Technological Plan </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.planotecnologico.pt </li></ul><ul><li>www.estrategiadelisboa.pt </li></ul>

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