|Europe 2020: Quelle différence avec la stratégie de Lisbonne?|
29 April 2010, Brussels
Europe 2020: What Difference with the Lisbon Strategy?
One was launched in 2000 with the ambition of making the EU, by 2010, "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion". The other, launched by the European Commission on 3 March 2010 and under discussion by the European Council, cherishes the goal of turning the Union, by 2020, into "a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion". Separated by 10 years of accelerated change and an unprecedented economic crisis, these two strategies nonetheless strikingly share many similarities. Yet, the first one has been deemed a failure, largely because of a lack of focus and inadequate instruments. So what's in the other that will make it more successful?
This Citizen's Controversy with Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament (Greens-EFA), and Olivier Bailly, Head of Unit for Economic & Financial Policies and Knowledge Society, Spokespersons' Service, European Commission, was held on 29 April 2010 at the Madariaga Foundation.