Europe 2020 is a 10-year strategy proposed by the European Commission on 3 March 2010 for advancement of the economy of the European Union. It follows the Lisbon Strategy for the period 2000–2010. Europe 2020 aims at "smart, sustainable, inclusive growth" with greater coordination of national and European policy and is articulated around 7 flagship initiatives: "Resource efficient Europe" - "An industrial policy for the globalisation era" - "An Agenda for new skills and jobs" - "European Platform against Poverty" - "Innovation Union" - "Youth on the move" - "A Digital Agenda for Europe".
The CoR defends the view that the Europe 2020 can succeed only if it properly takes into account the role and contribution of regions and cities as sub-national governments of the 27 Member States which, due to their respective national legislative competences, can bring a real added value to reach the Europe 2020 objectives.
To illustrate the challenges of Europe 2020's implementation on the ground and also to provide best practices, the CoR has set up a Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform http://portal.cor.europa.eu/europe2020/Pages/welcome.aspx, which gathers over 160 regional and local authorities in Europe.
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform is coordinated by Michel Delebarre (PES/France), Municipal Councillor of Dunkirk, who chairs the platform's Steering Committee.
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform has contributed to the mid-term review of Europe 2020.
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