Smarter, Greener, More Inclusive — Indicators to Support the Europe 2020 Strategy

Eurostat has published the 2016 edition of 'Smarter, greener, more inclusive? — Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy', which supports the Europe 2020 strategy by monitoring progress towards the targets and goals defined under the three mutually reinforcing priorities of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The analysis is based on the Europe 2020 headline indicators chosen to monitor progress towards the strategy’s targets. Other indicators focusing on specific subgroups of society or on related contextual issues are also used to deepen the analysis and present a broader picture. The publication presents official statistics produced by the European Statistical System and disseminated by Eurostat. It covers the period from 2002 or 2008 up to the most recent year for which data are available (2014 or 2015).
According to the publication, Croatia had by far the lowest rate of early leavers from education and training across the EU in 2015, exceeding its 2020 target. By 2010, the country had remained well within its target on GHG emissions in non-ETS sectors, which allows emissions to increase by up to 11 % by 2020 compared with the ESD base year. In 2014, Croatia also surpassed its national targets on renewable energy and primary energy consumption. The share of the population aged 30 to 34 with tertiary education increased by 12.4 percentage points in the period between 2008 and 2015, substantially reducing the distance to the national 2020 target. In 2014, Croatia came close to meeting its commitments on poverty reduction, but slightly increased the gap to the national target on R&D expenditure. The employment rate in Croatia gradually declined in the first years of the economic crisis but by 2015 the country had shortened the distance to the national target of 62.9 % to 2.4 percentage points.
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