Presentation on theme: "1 7 th Progress Report: The regional and urban dimension of Europe 2020 Lewis Dijkstra Deputy Head of the Analysis Unit DG for Regional Policy European."— Presentation transcript:
1 7 th Progress Report: The regional and urban dimension of Europe 2020 Lewis Dijkstra Deputy Head of the Analysis Unit DG for Regional Policy European Commission
2 Main points Smart Growth 1.Education 2.Innovation 3.Digital Society 4.Smart cities Sustainable Growth 1.Resource efficient regions 2.Sustainable cities Inclusive growth 1.Employment 2.Poverty and exclusion 3.Inclusive cities 10 Factsheets 1.Tertiary education 2.Early-school leavers 3.R&D as % of GDP 4.Patent inventors per inhabitants 5.Change in GHG emissions outside the Emissions Trading Scheme 6.Consumption of renewable energy 7.Employment rate 8.Unemployment rate 9.At-risk-of-poverty or exclusion 10.GDP per head
10 Digital society Use of public e-Services by residents and firms People ordering products and services online High growth of online turnover High speed internet access: Available everywhere? Next Generation Access likely to start in cities
19 Urban eco-efficiency In cities residents and workers tend to –travel shorter distances –use the car less –live in houses/flats which are smaller –Work in buildings that share walls with other buildings District heating is more efficient However policies to make cities even more efficient should not push jobs and residents to the outskirts of a city
31 Conclusion Europe 2020 is an ambitious strategy Requires a different policy mix in countries (National Reform Programmes) Requires a different policy mix in regions (Cohesion Policy Programmes) Urban needs differ substantially between countries and cities. Urban deprivation more concentrated in EU-15 Urban opportunities in all MS, but investment needed to remove obstacles to development
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