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Preliminary analysis of the contribution of EU Information Society policies and programmes to the Lisbon and Sustainable Development Strategies

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Abstract

The Lisbon and Gothenburg strategies of economic, social and environmental renewal have a combined aim of the European Union becoming “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world by 2010”. This is a challenging aspiration.
In February 2005, following a year-long review process, the Commission published its proposals for making a new start to the Lisbon Strategy. This highlights the mixed progress that has been made, but at the same time re-affirms the validity of the original Lisbon ambition and emphasises the renewed urgency with which this must be pursued, focusing efforts around growth and jobs. The central role of the Lisbon Strategy as an essential component of the overarching Treaty objective of sustainable development is also re-affirmed, focusing on the need for a dynamic economy to fuel wider social and environmental ambitions.
The EU Sustainable Development Strategy is currently being reviewed by the Commission. This has included public consultation, adoption of a Communication and a Commission working document on progress since 2001. The Presidency Conclusions from the Spring 2005 European Council reaffirmed the central role of the Lisbon Strategy within the wider context of the sustainable development requirement, and agreed to adopt a declaration on guiding principles for sustainable development at its next meeting in June 2005. Following preparation of a proposal by the Commission, the revised Strategy will be adopted by the end of 2005.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Information Society, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 163 pp, free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KK6705169 (Catalogue Number: KK-67-05-169-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9308-9
Record Number: 200618746 / Last updated on: 2006-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en