Regions and Europe 2020 strategy

The 5 targets for the EU in 2020

1. Employment

  • 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed

2. R&D / innovation

  • 3% of the EU’s GDP (public and private combined) to be invested in R&D/innovation

3. Climate change / energy

  • greenhouse gas emission 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990
  • 20% of energy from renewables
  • 20% increase in energy efficiency

4. Education

  • Reducing school drop-out below 10%
  • at least 40% of 30-34-years-olds completing third level education

5. Poverty / social exclusion

  • at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion