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Last Exit to Lisbon. Bruegel Policy Brief 2006/02, March 2006

Pisani-Ferry, Jean and Sapir, Andre. (2006) Last Exit to Lisbon. Bruegel Policy Brief 2006/02, March 2006. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    The Lisbon agenda was drawn up and adopted in Spring 2000 to bolster the growth, innovation and employment performance of the European Union while fostering the inclusiveness of its social models. These goals commanded, and still command, a wide consensus. Five years later, in Spring 2005, judging the results as “mixed”, heads of state and government chose to refocus priorities on growth and employment and decided to streamline the Lisbon process. The main features of the new process are a longer programming period, a single set of Integrated Guidelines, and the preparation by member states of National Reform Programmes (NRPs). The essential political choice behind these decisions was twofold. First, the failure of the first Lisbon strategy (Lisbon 1) was attributed neither to its goals nor to its principles, but rather to excessive complexity and inadequate process. Second, the lack of political commitment on the part of member states was regarded as a major shortcoming. Accordingly, the revised Lisbon strategy (Lisbon 2) put the accent on national ownership and adopted a more tailormade, bottom-up approach.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > innovation policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > employment/unemployment
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Lisbon StrategyAgenda/Partnership for Growth and Employment
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series do not use: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Bruegel (Brussels) > Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008
    Page Range: p. 23
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 12:48
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8387

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