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Public consultation on the Europe 2020 Strategy
May 5, 2014

On May 5, 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Europe 2020 Strategy.

The consultation, which will be open until October 31, 2014, will cover European policy in the fields of climate, and energy and resource efficiency; economic and financial affairs; competitiveness; industry; single market; employment; research, development and innovation; the digital economy; education and training; and poverty and social exclusion.

The Europe 2020 Strategy was published in March 2010 and outlines the EU's vision for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The aim is to achieve a knowledge-based, competitive European economy while preserving the EU's social market economy model and improving resource efficiency. With respect to climate and energy targets, in January 2014 the EC launched a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below the 1990 level, as well as an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 percent and renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies up to 2030.

Through this public consultation, the EC aims to gather views on lessons learned from the Europe 2020 Strategy and on aspects to be taken into account in its further development in order to build the EU's post-crisis growth strategy.

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