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Smart specialisation

The smart specialisation concept comes from a strategic reflection carried out between 2006 and 2009 by a group of experts at European level called “Knowledge for Growth”. They concluded that the productivity gap between Europe and the United States was derived from a lower economic and technology specialisation, as well as a lower capacity to … Continue reading

Pauvreté dans l’Union européenne. Impact social de la crise économique

Dans l’Union européenne (UE), 119 millions de personnes étaient menacées de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale en 2011, soit près d’une personne sur quatre, avec de grandes disparités entre les Etats membres (EM). La pauvreté a plusieurs facettes, c’est pourquoi l’UE utilise différents indicateurs pour la mesurer, fondés sur les ressources monétaires, les conditions de vie, … Continue reading

Improving SMEs’ access to finance

6 language versions available in PDF format Verbesserung des Zugangs zu Finanzmitteln für KMU Mejorar el acceso a financiación de las PYME Faciliter l’accès des PME au financement Migliorare l’accesso delle PMI ai finanziamenti Ułatwianie dostępu małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw do źródeł finansowania Improving SMEs’ access to finance SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are important … Continue reading

Growth and sustainable urban development

6 language versions available in PDF format Wachstum und nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung Crecimiento y desarrollo urbano sostenible Croissance et développement urbain durable Crescita e sviluppo urbano sostenibile Wzrost oraz zrównoważony rozwój obszarów miejskich Growth and sustainable urban development Two-thirds of the EU population live in urban areas where environmental, economic, demographic and social challenges are amplified. … Continue reading

EU industry: boosting growth and jobs

6 language versions available in pdf format EU-Industrie: Förderung von Wachstum und Beschäftigung Industria en la UE: fomento del crecimiento y del empleo Industrie de l’UE: stimuler la croissance et l’emploi Industria dell’UE: rilanciare la crescita e l’occupazione Przemysł w UE: pobudzanie wzrostu i tworzenie miejsc pracy EU industry: boosting growth and jobs Since 2008, … Continue reading

The 2012 European Semester

6 language versions available Das Europäische Semester 2012 El Semestre Europeo 2012 Le semestre européen 2012 Semestre europeo 2012 Semestr europejski 2012 Member States’ economic policies are coordinated at EU level through the annual “European Semester”. After Council approval of 2012-2013 country-specific recommendations, Member States have now to integrate them in their national budgetary procedures. … Continue reading

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture has been defined as an integrated system of plant and animal production that will last over the long time, satisfy human food needs, enhance natural resources, use efficiently of non-renewable resources, sustain economic viability of farms and enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole. It is the practice … Continue reading

Technologies Clés Génériques

Suite à sa communication “Préparer notre avenir: développer une stratégie commune pour les technologies clés génériques (TCG) dans l’UE” de 2009 et au rapport de 2011 du groupe d’experts qui a interrogé industrie, associations, monde académique et organisations de recherche en technologie, la Commission publie sa stratégie des TCG en vue de relever trois défis: maintenir sa prédominance technologique … Continue reading

EU Energy Roadmap 2050

The Energy Roadmap 2050, published on the 15 December 2011, goes beyond the 2020 goals set out in the Energy 2020 communication and provides an analysis of the long term energy policy orientations. The Energy roadmap follows on the Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050, which is part of the EU2020 Resource … Continue reading

Audition d’experts sur les synergies entre la future Politique de Cohésion et Horizon 2020

L’audition d’experts du 29 mai 2012, co-organisée par la Commission du développement régional (REGI) et la Commission de l’ industrie de la recherche et de l’énergie (ITRE), a eu pour objet de mieux identifier les principaux défis à relever dans les prochaines années en vue d’améliorer les synergies entre le nouveau programme cadre de recherche … Continue reading

Europe2020 Project Bonds initiative

[DE] Europa 2020 Projektanleihen-Initiative [ES] Iniciativa Europa 2020 de Obligaciones para la Financiación de Proyectos [FR] Initiative “Emprunts obligataires pour le financement de projets” Europe 2020 [ IT ] Iniziativa “Obbligazioni Europa 2020 per il finanziamento di progetti” [PL] Europa 2020 – inicjatywa dotycząca obligacji projektowych Large, long-term infrastructure projects face financing difficulties, particularly in … Continue reading

Politique énergétique européenne: Les enjeux fondamentaux

L’énergie constitue l’un des plus grands enjeux auxquels l’Union européenne est confrontée. Les nombreux défis à relever concernent l’amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique, le développement d’énergies renouvelables dans une perspective de développement durable, la réalisation effective du marché intérieur de l’énergie pour offrir un choix réel aux consommateurs à des prix équitables et concurrentiels, doté d’infrastructures … Continue reading

Youth in the EU (15-24 years old)

There is no clear definition of youth, while thresholds for child benefits, civic rights or end of education are different in the EU Member States. Moreover, statistics on youth refer to different age groups; therefore this document considers young people in the age group 15-24. In 2010 there were 61 million young people aged 15-24 … Continue reading

Youth unemployment: EU policies to tackle youth unemployment

Young people have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis with regard to their employment prospects. More than 5.5 million young people (under 25 year olds) are currently unemployed in the EU. The unprecedented high level of youth unemployment (EU average 22.6%) is exacerbated with widespread precarious forms of work. This has put the … Continue reading

Digital Agenda Assembly event to take place in the EP on 22 June 2012

 What is the DAA? The European Commission’s Communication (2010) on a Digital Agenda for Europe announced a yearly Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA), an event where stakeholders get together to discuss progress, including representatives of  Member States, EU institutions, citizens and industry. This year’s DAA will take place in Brussels on 21-22 June.  The event is inter-institutional, organised … Continue reading

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