Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs

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Mr Gerard de Graaf, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, Towards Lisbon 2.1, September 28, 2007, Ljubljana

Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs “ Towards Lisbon 2.1” Ljubljana, 28th September 2007 Gerard de Graaf

2005: Renewed Strategy (1) Ranking of priorities -> growth and jobs Only 2 targets -> 3 % R&D spending -> 70 % employment rate

Ranking of priorities -> growth and jobs

Only 2 targets -> 3 % R&D spending

-> 70 % employment rate

2005: Renewed Strategy (2) New governance (‘partnership’): national reform programmes based on integrated guidelines Community Lisbon programme at EU Level Commission monitoring of progress: a single annual report to the Spring European Council Lisbon National Coordinators ( “ Mrs/Mr Lisbon”)

New governance (‘partnership’):

national reform programmes based on integrated guidelines

Community Lisbon programme at EU Level

Commission monitoring of progress: a single annual report to the Spring European Council

Lisbon National Coordinators ( “ Mrs/Mr Lisbon”)

2006: Giving Lisbon focus and making it concrete The 2006 Spring European Council agreed four priority areas: More R&D and innovation A dynamic business environment Equipping people to adapt to change Integrated EU energy policy As well as a few concrete actions for delivery by the end of 2007

The 2006 Spring European Council

agreed four priority areas:

More R&D and innovation

A dynamic business environment

Equipping people to adapt to change

Integrated EU energy policy

As well as a few concrete actions for delivery by the end of 2007

2006: An example of tangible results Member States should ensure that: they put in place a one-stop shop for start-ups; Start-up time for a new business is no more than one week; Start -up fees are low, reflecting only administrative costs; Recruitment of the first employee can be done through a single contact point in the administration; Entrepreneurship education is included in school curricula.

Member States should ensure that:

they put in place a one-stop shop for start-ups;

Start-up time for a new business is no more than one week;

Start -up fees are low, reflecting only administrative costs;

Recruitment of the first employee can be done through a single contact point in the administration;

Entrepreneurship education is included in school curricula.

2007: On the right track Overall good progress made with Lisbon reforms- but more in some countries than in others Member States must use economic upturn to move ahead with reforms Governance working better Country-specific recommendations to guide Member States (“differentiated approach”)

Overall good progress made with Lisbon reforms- but more in some countries than in others

Member States must use economic upturn to move ahead with reforms

Governance working better

Country-specific recommendations to guide Member States (“differentiated approach”)

The way forward Reinforcing Lisbon as a dynamic, political strategy Launch new cycle without distracting from key objective = implementation of outstanding reforms Reflecting changes in the policy environment Consolidating the focus on the 4 priority areas ->new concrete and deliverable actions Integrating the external dimension (« shaping up for and shaping globalisation ») Strengthening the governance further (e.g. stronger policy co-ordination, focused CLP, strengthening ownership, exchange of best policies) => expected major outputs of the 2008 Spring European Council

Reinforcing Lisbon as a dynamic, political strategy

Launch new cycle without distracting from key objective = implementation of outstanding reforms

Reflecting changes in the policy environment

Consolidating the focus on the 4 priority areas ->new concrete and deliverable actions

Integrating the external dimension (« shaping up for and shaping globalisation »)

Strengthening the governance further (e.g. stronger policy co-ordination, focused CLP, strengthening ownership, exchange of best policies)

=> expected major outputs of the 2008 Spring European Council

Handling the launch of next cycle (1) What the Commission will deliver in December: One package consisting of: A strategic report with policy proposals Country assessments over 3 years Country-specific recommendations A set of integrated guidelines for 2008-2010 A more focused Community Lisbon program

What the Commission will deliver in December:

One package consisting of:

A strategic report with policy proposals

Country assessments over 3 years

Country-specific recommendations

A set of integrated guidelines for 2008-2010

A more focused Community Lisbon program

Handling the launch of next cycle (2) Preparing the ground under Portuguese Presidency Commission to submit “vision paper” in early October for discussion at the Informal European Council in Lisbon Aim is to achieve convergence of views to ensure smooth review under Slovene Presidency Need to associate EP closely

Preparing the ground under Portuguese Presidency

Commission to submit “vision paper” in early October for discussion at the Informal European Council in Lisbon

Aim is to achieve convergence of views to ensure smooth review under Slovene Presidency

Need to associate EP closely

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