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1 European Conference Measuring well being and fostering the progress of Societies OECD-eFrame-European Commission 28 June 2012 Around the EU Agnès HUBERT European Commission, Bureau of European Policy Advisers European Conference Measuring well being and fostering the progress of Societies OECD-eFrame-European Commission 28 June 2012 Around the EU Well-being policy framework Agnès HUBERT European Commission, Bureau of European Policy Advisers

2 BEPA: the Bureau of European Policy Advisers  BEPA provides the President of the European Commission, the College of Commissioners and the Commission services with strategic thinking and policy advice, helping to shape policy options in the medium and long term.  We operate directly under the President’s authority. 

3 The EU Meta agenda: Europe 2020 The Europe 2020 strategy is about delivering smart growth, through more effective investments in education, research and innovation; sustainable growth, thanks to a decisive move towards a low-carbon economy; and inclusive growth, with an emphasis on job creation and poverty reduction. smart inclusivesmart inclusive The strategy is focused on five ambitious goals in the areas of employment, innovation, education, poverty reduction and climate/energy To ensure that the Europe 2020 strategy delivers, a strong and effective system of economic governance has been set up to coordinate policy actions between the EU and national levels (European semester, annual growth survey) economic governanceeconomic governance

4 INSIDE Europe The 5 targets for the EU in Employment 75% of the year-olds to be employed 2. R&D 3% of the EU's GDP to be invested in R&D 3. Climate change / energy greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%) lower than % of energy from renewables 20% increase in energy efficiency 4. Education Reducing school drop-out rates below 10% at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education 5. Poverty / social exclusion at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion

5 Eurostat indicators Headline targetsIndicators 75 % of the population aged should be employed Employment rate by sex, age group % of the EU's GDP should be invested in R&D Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) Reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 Increase in the share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption to 20% 20% increase in energy efficiency Greenhouse gas emissions, base year 1990 Share of renewables in gross final energy consumption Energy intensity of the economy (proxy indicator for Energy savings, which is under development) The share of early school leavers should be under 10% and at least 40% of years old should have completed a tertiary or equivalent education Early leavers from education and training by sex Tertiary educational attainment by sex, age group Reduction of poverty by aiming to lift at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty or social exclusion People at risk of poverty or social exclusion (union of the three sub-indicators below) People living in households with very low work intensity People at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers Severely materially deprived people

6 Growth and well being BELOW Europe 2020 The full range of EU policies and instruments must be used more effectively to achieve the Europe 2020 goals. This includes cross-cutting policies and tools such as:  the single market single marketsingle market  the EU budget (including regional development, social and cohesion funds) budget  external policy tools. external policy external policy But also: Regional development, Gender equality,....

7 BEYOND Europe 2020  Are indicators properly reflecting the multidimensional nature of people’s well being?  Empowerment and composite indicators to engage into public debate and ease policy making  The GDP and beyond agenda

8  “We believe that promoting the right kind of growth that is inclusive and environmentally friendly, is the most effective pathway to achieve sustainable development".  Opening session of the Rio+20 UN conference 21 june 2012


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