(29 October 2013) – Today Eurostat launches a new publication: “Smarter, greener, more inclusive? – Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy”.
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.
The publication contains a chapter for each of the five headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy – on 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).
After the thematic chapters at EU level, follows a country profile for each Member State. These country profiles give a detailed picture of the situation at national level in relation to their national Europe 2020 targets.
The situation in each Member State is illustrated in the form of a chart, which shows the distance towards the defined national targets. This chart is available as an interactive tool on the Eurostat website.