01.11.2004 | Minutes and reports | Sustainability · International

Facing The Challenge The Lisbon strategy for growth and employment

The Lisbon strategy for growth and employment
(Report from the High Level Group chaired by Wim Kok)

As of: November 2004

In March 2000, European leaders committed the EU to become by 2010 "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion, and respect for the environment". The Lisbon strategy, as it has come to be known,was a comprehensive but interdependent series of reforms. Actions by any one Member State, ran the argument, would be all the more effective if other Member States acted in concert.