Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office provides the European Union and its member states with high quality, comparable statistical data at national, regional and local level.  The aim is to provide decision and policy makers at all levels with a solid base of reliable and objective statistics while also supplying the public and media information on the performance and condition of member states. The ability for direct comparison between member states allows nations to assess, compare and identify needs which may not have been accessible in the past.

The Europe 2020 Targets were developed based around the Europe 2020 strategy. This is the EUs growth strategy replacing the outgoing Lisbon strategy and running until 2020. Based around three reinforcing priorities “to become a smart, inclusive and sustainable economy”, the strategy identified five key objectives focusing on;

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Social inclusion
  • Climate/Energy.

Targets were set for each of the five objectives. In order to measure the progress of each target eleven indicators were selected to provide a monitoring mechanism for the life of the strategy.

Explore the categories below to view the indicators for each target: