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Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs
Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs
Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs
Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs
Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs
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Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs

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Towards Lisbon 2.1, Mr Gerard de Graaf, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Towards Lisbon 2.1, Mr Gerard de Graaf, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

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  • 1. Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs “ Towards Lisbon 2.1” Ljubljana, 28th September 2007 Gerard de Graaf
  • 2. 2005: Renewed Strategy (1) <ul><li>Ranking of priorities -> growth and jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2 targets -> 3 % R&D spending </li></ul><ul><li> -> 70 % employment rate </li></ul>
  • 3. 2005: Renewed Strategy (2) <ul><li>New governance (‘partnership’): </li></ul><ul><li>national reform programmes based on integrated guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Community Lisbon programme at EU Level </li></ul><ul><li>Commission monitoring of progress: a single annual report to the Spring European Council </li></ul><ul><li>Lisbon National Coordinators ( “ Mrs/Mr Lisbon”) </li></ul>
  • 4. 2006: Giving Lisbon focus and making it concrete <ul><li>The 2006 Spring European Council </li></ul><ul><li>agreed four priority areas: </li></ul><ul><li>More R&D and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>A dynamic business environment </li></ul><ul><li>Equipping people to adapt to change </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated EU energy policy </li></ul><ul><li>As well as a few concrete actions for delivery by the end of 2007 </li></ul>
  • 5. 2006: An example of tangible results <ul><li>Member States should ensure that: </li></ul><ul><li>they put in place a one-stop shop for start-ups; </li></ul><ul><li>Start-up time for a new business is no more than one week; </li></ul><ul><li>Start -up fees are low, reflecting only administrative costs; </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment of the first employee can be done through a single contact point in the administration; </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship education is included in school curricula. </li></ul>
  • 6. 2007: On the right track <ul><li>Overall good progress made with Lisbon reforms- but more in some countries than in others </li></ul><ul><li>Member States must use economic upturn to move ahead with reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Governance working better </li></ul><ul><li>Country-specific recommendations to guide Member States (“differentiated approach”) </li></ul>
  • 7. The way forward <ul><li>Reinforcing Lisbon as a dynamic, political strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Launch new cycle without distracting from key objective = implementation of outstanding reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting changes in the policy environment </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidating the focus on the 4 priority areas ->new concrete and deliverable actions </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the external dimension (« shaping up for and shaping globalisation ») </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening the governance further (e.g. stronger policy co-ordination, focused CLP, strengthening ownership, exchange of best policies) </li></ul><ul><li>=> expected major outputs of the 2008 Spring European Council </li></ul>
  • 8. Handling the launch of next cycle (1) <ul><li>What the Commission will deliver in December: </li></ul><ul><li>One package consisting of: </li></ul><ul><li>A strategic report with policy proposals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Country assessments over 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Country-specific recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A set of integrated guidelines for 2008-2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A more focused Community Lisbon program </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Handling the launch of next cycle (2) <ul><li>Preparing the ground under Portuguese Presidency </li></ul><ul><li>Commission to submit “vision paper” in early October for discussion at the Informal European Council in Lisbon </li></ul><ul><li>Aim is to achieve convergence of views to ensure smooth review under Slovene Presidency </li></ul><ul><li>Need to associate EP closely </li></ul>

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