EU policies are developed within the general framework formed by the Europe 2020 strategy. Europe 2020 is a ten-year strategy for growth and jobs launched by the European Union in 2010 aiming to fill the gaps in the European growth strategy by creating the conditions for a more intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth. In other words, Europe 2020 is a unitary framework for EU action in almost all areas of intervention. It sets five quantitative targets to be achieved by the end of 2020 in the following areas: employment, research and development, climate and energy, education, social integration and poverty reduction.
The strategy is further developed in seven flagship initiatives that outline the specific framework within the EU and national governments are supporting each other's efforts to achieve the Europe 2020 priorities, with regard to innovation, digital economy, employment, youth, industrial policy, poverty and the efficient use of resources. In this section you can find analysis and synthesis documents of the main European policies.