TOWARDS LISBON 2.1 September 28, 2007 Why Europe needs Lisbon strategy Prof. Dr. Andrej Umek
Lisbon goals : <ul><li>T o preserve our live stile </li></ul><ul><li>To keep up our traditional position in the world. </l...
Europe is not successfully following the Lisbon strategy. Some examples: <ul><li>F or every one job lost to overseas compe...
REVISING THE TRENDS – LISBON STRATEGY   <ul><li>It is basically a matter of : </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><l...
FIVE AREAS THAT MIGHT MERIT FURTHER EXAMINATION   <ul><li>Which areas or sectors are most crucial to reform? Which are 'ne...
FIVE AREAS THAT MIGHT MERIT FURTHER EXAMINATION  – cont. <ul><li>What policy lessons can we learn from the rapid growth of...
MY PERSONAL VIEW <ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial spirit that results in sufficiently large inves...
Thank you for coming. I am looking forward to your contributions. I am going to follow them with keen interest and open mi...
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Dr Andrej Umek, Expert Council for Lisbon Strategy, Slovenia, Towards Lisbon 2.1, September 28, 2007, Ljubljana

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Introduction and Welcome - Towards Lisbon 2.1

  1. 1. TOWARDS LISBON 2.1 September 28, 2007 Why Europe needs Lisbon strategy Prof. Dr. Andrej Umek
  2. 2. Lisbon goals : <ul><li>T o preserve our live stile </li></ul><ul><li>To keep up our traditional position in the world. </li></ul>Two mega trends: <ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid technological development, which </li></ul><ul><li>reached the critical point </li></ul>
  3. 3. Europe is not successfully following the Lisbon strategy. Some examples: <ul><li>F or every one job lost to overseas competitors 1.2 jobs have created in US and 0.8 in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Economic growth lingers at below 2% a year while it has moved up to more than 3 % on average in America. </li></ul><ul><li>Decline in productivity growth etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. REVISING THE TRENDS – LISBON STRATEGY <ul><li>It is basically a matter of : </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Simply increasing money for R&D (for example public investment) will never make it, since what is needed, is not merely more invention, but better 'innovation' </li></ul>
  5. 5. FIVE AREAS THAT MIGHT MERIT FURTHER EXAMINATION <ul><li>Which areas or sectors are most crucial to reform? Which are 'necessary', which are just 'nice'? </li></ul><ul><li>Where have we failed and where have we succeeded in adapting to globalisation and why? </li></ul><ul><li>How can the EU create and finance a more entrepreneurial environment where risks pay? </li></ul>
  6. 6. FIVE AREAS THAT MIGHT MERIT FURTHER EXAMINATION – cont. <ul><li>What policy lessons can we learn from the rapid growth of emerging economics? </li></ul><ul><li>What concrete steps can Europe take to improve conditions for growth and innovation? </li></ul>
  7. 7. MY PERSONAL VIEW <ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial spirit that results in sufficiently large investments, to put knowledge to work and to enhance the economic growth </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you for coming. I am looking forward to your contributions. I am going to follow them with keen interest and open mind and am convinced that at the end of the day we will be at least a step wiser and able to adopt the Lisbon strategy more successfully. I wish that this conference will be interesting to you at least as much as it is interesting to me. I thank you all in advance for your interesting and valuable contributions.

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