Europe 2020 – How to meet the 75% employment rate target in a decent way?

EZA and HIVA have adopted a new joint work programme. A series of studies on the Europe 2020 growth strategy will be published. With the Europe 2020 strategy, the EU wants “to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives – on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy – to be reached by 2020. Each Member State will adopt its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels will underpin the strategy.”

This brochure summarizes the result of the first year of work. The focus in 2011 has been on the first target of this Europe 2020 programme, the employment target to have 75% of the 20-64 year-olds in employment by 2020. In 2011, preparatory research was presented at several EZA seminars in Europe. This brochure is the result of reflections on these presentations.

The brochure has been published in German, English and French and can be requested from EZA.

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