Eurostat new publication: Smarter, greener, more inclusive? – Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy
Today Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has launched a new publication: Smarter, greener, more inclusive? – Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy.
This is the first of a new series of annual publications providing statistical analyses related to important European Commission policy frameworks or other phenomena in society.
The aim of this first publication is to provide statistics to support the Europe 2020 strategy and to back up the monitoring towards its headline targets.
The publication contains a chapter for each of the five headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy: employment, research & development, climate change & energy, education and poverty & social exclusion.
In each chapter past trends are presented, covering the period since 2000 or 2005 to the latest data available (2011 or 2012).
The purpose of the publication is not to predict whether Europe 2020 targets will be reached, but to help to understand the factors behind the changes observed so far in the headline indicators, by providing additional related statistics.
Each chapter also links to various European Commission initiatives and reports which support the different areas.