11 December 2009
With reflection on the EU 2020 in full swing, Ann Mettler weighs into the debate with an analysis about the political economy of indicators, as well as concrete recommendations on targets for the EU’s new economic blueprint. “Innovating Indicators: Choosing the Right Targets for EU 2020” is a unique reflection on how to measure and evaluate societal progress and make the policy process more inclusive and meaningful to a broader number of people.e-brief 04/2009
09 December 2009
As part of the Lisbon Council's contribution to the Europe 2020 strategy, Paul Hofheinz, president of the Lisbon Council, argues that this crucial agenda should prioritise skills acquisition and the necessary accompanying investment in human capital. He maps out a one-of-a-kind intellectual framework to evaluate skills policy and explains what levers can be utilised to finally move from rhetoric to action.Policy Brief Vol. IV, No. 1 (2009)
- 04 November 2009
The autumn update of The European Growth and Jobs Monitor, a bi-annual study published by the Lisbon Council and Allianz SE, looks at the ongoing controversy regarding exit strategies – How should exit strategies be timed? When should they start? And what could happen if policy makers get it all wrong?
06 November 2009
In a Lisbon Council e-brief, Meglena Kuneva, European commissioner for consumer affairs, enters the debate on the future of the internal market.e-brief 03/2009
A compelling call to position European policy making firmly in competitive, open and transparent markets, Commissioner Kuneva explains how consumer policy must be more firmly embedded in the service sector, as well as the digital economy and green markets.
07 October 2009
In this e-brief, Ann Mettler, executive director of the Lisbon Council, takes stock of the past five years – what has worked, what hasn’t – and explains what might be improved, particularly in the areas of consumer policy, innovation, fiscal sustainability and communications.e-brief 02/2009
22 November 2005
In a cutting-edge survey, the Lisbon Council together with Accenture, charts a course for the European economy towards the forefront of 21st century global economic developments. The study focuses particularly on the role that high value-added work can play in restoring equilibrium to Europe’s job market, where our researchers estimate that as many as 14 million jobs can be created and sustained in the next decade – provided that regulatory and investment policies are properly conceived and well executed.
24 March 2006
In a landmark study, the Lisbon Council details the economic and social costs of under-investment in education, skills and life-long learning. Written by world-renowned education specialist Andreas Schleicher, head of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the study is a timely wake-up call for Europe to step up its efforts in this all-important field.Policy Brief Vol. 1, No. 1 (2006)
10 October 2006
In a landmark study, the Lisbon Council weighs into the current debate surrounding innovation by looking at the way Human Capital is developing in 13 European countries. Based on a methodology devised by Peer Ederer, director of the Human Capital Project, the study predicts major challenges for key European countries – such as Germany and Italy – that do too little to invest in and develop their human capital.Policy Brief Vol. 1, No. 2 (2006)
- 17 March 2007
Together with Allianz SE, the Lisbon Council launches The European Growth and Jobs Monitor: Indicators for Success in the Knowledge Economy. The report demonstrates that reform is paying off, with the EU-15 90% on track to meet the ambitious Lisbon Agenda goals by 2010. Frontrunner is Sweden, while Italy lags.
17 March 2007
Following the successful Jobs of the Future study, this report, published together with Accenture, examines the imperative of bringing government, business and individuals together to develop the skills and human capital Europe needs to excel in a fast-moving global economy.