The review of the Europe 2020 Strategy : from austerity to prosperity?
Title: The review of the Europe 2020 Strategy : from austerity to prosperity?
Author: RENDA, Andrea
Series/Number: EPS Policy Briefs; 2014/322; [Global Governance Programme]
External link: http://aei.pitt.edu/
This Policy Brief argues that the mid-term review of Europe 2020 should be approached on three different levels in order to be effective: i) the revision and update of the content of the Europe 2020 strategy, including its objectives, targets and major flagship initiatives; ii) the reform of the governance of the strategy; and iii) the repositioning of the strategy at the core of EU policy. The future of Europe 2020 lies in its ability to become the protagonist of a new season in EU policy, in which countries can apply for more flexibility only if they can prove both structural reform and good governance. By establishing a ‘new deal’ among member states, an improved Europe 2020 strategy can help Europe to complete its transition from austerity to prosperity.
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