This Project is funded by the Improved SME Competitiveness and European Union Innovation Project Underpinning the next CIP EUROPE 2020 Dr Lisa Cowey MBA 28th January 2001122/12/2010 Author: Dr. Lisa Cowey KE3
This Project is funded by the EU EUROPE 2020Three (3) interlocking and mutually reinforcing priority areas: Smart growth - developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation. Sustainable growth - promoting a low-carbon, resource-efficient and competitive economy. Inclusive growth - fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion.3/4/2011 Improved SME Competitiveness and Innovation Project 2
This Project is funded by the EU 5 Measurable TargetsFive representative headline EU-level targets Employment: 75 % of the population aged 20-64 employed. Research and Innovation: 3% of the EUs GDP invested in R&D. Climate change and energy: The "20/20/20" climate/energy targets met. Education: The share of early school leavers < 10% and at least 40% of the younger generation should have a degree or diploma. Combating poverty: 20 million less people should be at risk of poverty. ØTranslated in to national targets and trajectories reflecting current situation and level of ambition.
EUROPE 2020 7 Flagship InitiativesThis Project is funded by the EU Smart growth an economy based on knowledge and innovation Innovation Union Digital agenda for Europe Youth on the move Sustainable growth promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy An industrial policy for the globalisation era Resource efficient Europe Inclusive growth a high employment economy delivering economic, social and territorial cohesion An agenda for new skills and jobs European platform against poverty http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/tools/flagship- initiatives/index_en.htm
This Project is funded by the EU EU Flagship initiatives1. Innovation unionto improve framework conditions access to finance for research and innovationØ ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services that create growth and jobsv re-focussing R&D and innovation policy on major challenges, while closing the gap between science and market to turn inventions into products.
Innovation UnionThis Project is funded by the EU Translation to National levelAt national level, Member States will need: To reform national (and regional) R&D and innovation systems to: Ø foster excellence and smart specialisation Ø reinforce cooperation between universities, research and business Ø implement joint programming and enhance cross-border co- operation in areas with EU value added Ø adjust national funding procedures accordingly, to ensure the diffusion of technology across the EU territory; v To ensure a sufficient supply of science, maths and engineering graduates and to focus school curricula on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; v To prioritise knowledge expenditure, including by using tax incentives and other financial instruments to promote greater private R&D investments.
This Project is funded by the EU EU Flagship initiatives2. A digital agenda for Europe to speed up the roll-out of high-speed internet and reap the benefits of a digital single market for households and firms.3. An industrial policy for green growth to improve the business environment, notably for SMEs, and to support the development of a strong and sustainable industrial base able to compete globally.4. Resource-efficient Europe to help decouple economic growth from the use of resources, support the shift towards a low carbon economy, increase the use of renewable energy sources, modernise the transport sector and promote energy efficiency.5. An agenda for new skills and jobs to modernise labour markets and empower people by developing their of skills throughout the lifecycle with a view to increase labour participation and better match labour supply and demand, including through labour mobility.
A digital agenda for Europe :This Project is funded by the EU translation to national level To draw up operational high speed internet strategies, and target public funding, including structural funds, on areas not fully served by private investments; To establish a legal framework for co-ordinating public works to reduce costs of network rollout; To promote deployment and usage of modern accessible online services (e.g. e-government, online health, smart home, digital skills, security).
An industrial policy for the globalisation era : translation to national levelThis Project is funded by the EU To improve the business environment especially for innovative SMEs, including through public sector procurement to support innovation incentives; To improve the conditions for enforcing intellectual property; To reduce administrative burden on companies, and improve the quality of business legislation; To work closely with stakeholders in different sectors (business, trade unions, academics, NGOs, consumer organisations) to identify bottlenecks and develop a shared analysis on how to maintain a strong industrial and knowledge base and put the EU in a position to lead global sustainable development.
Resource efficient Europe :This Project is funded by the EU translation to national level To phase out environmentally harmful subsidies, limiting exceptions to people with social needs; To deploy market-based instruments such as fiscal incentives and procurement to adapt production and consumption methods; To develop smart, upgraded and fully interconnected transport and energy infrastructures and make full use of ICT; To ensure a coordinated implementation of infrastructure projects, within the EU Core network, that critically contribute to the effectiveness of the overall EU transport system; To focus on the urban dimension of transport where much of the congestion and emissions are generated; To use regulation, building performance standards and market-based instruments such as taxation, subsidies and procurement to reduce energy and resource use and use structural funds to invest in energy efficiency in public buildings and in more efficient recycling; To incentivise energy saving instruments that could raise efficiency in energy-intensive sectors, such as based on the use of ICTs.
An Agenda for new skills and jobs :This Project is funded by the EU translation to national level To implement their national pathways for flexicurity, as agreed by the European Council, to reduce labour market segmentation and facilitate transitions as well as facilitating the reconciliation of work and family life; To review and regularly monitor the efficiency of tax and benefit systems so to make work pay with a particular focus on the low skilled, whilst removing measures that discourage self-employment; To promote new forms of work-life balance and active ageing policies and to increase gender equality; Promote and monitor the effective implementation of social dialogue outcomes; To give a strong impetus to the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework, through the establishment of national qualification frameworks; To ensure that the competences required to engage in further learning and the labour market are acquired and recognised throughout general, vocational, higher and adult education, including non formal and informal learning; To develop partnerships between the worlds of education/training and work, in particular by involving social partners in the planning of education and training provision.
This Project is funded by the EU Cited resources EUROPE 2020 A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth . http://europa.eu/press_room/pdf/complet_en_barroso___007_-_europe_2020_-_en_version.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm Background document to the public consultation on a possible successor programme to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007 2013 http://ec.europa.eu/cip/public_consultation/index_ en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/cip/files/docs/background_document_en.pdf3/4/2011 Improved SME Competitiveness and Innovation Project 12