- A resource-efficient Europe – Flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 Strategy (2011)
The flagship initiative for a resource-efficient Europe under the Europe 2020 strategy supports the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy to achieve sustainable growth.
Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe (2011)
One of the building blocks of this initiative is the European Commission's Roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe, a Communication adopted on 20 September 2011.
- Horizon 2020 (2011)
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
- Innovation Union flagship initiative (2010)
- The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The Innovation Union includes over thirty action points to combine tackling major societal challenges with giving the EU first-mover advantage in the markets of the future. It pursues a broad concept of innovation, not only technological but also in business models, design and services that add value for users.
- Innovation Union rationale (2010)
- This document accompanies the Commission Communication ‘Innovation Union'. It examines the rationale for the policy priorities and reviews the supporting evidence for the specific actions proposed for the Innovation Union.
- An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era flagship (2010)
- The integrated industrial policy is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Its core message is that industry must be placed centre stage if Europe is to remain a global economic leader. The Communication sets out a strategy that aims to boost growth and jobs by maintaining and supporting a strong, diversified and competitive industrial base in Europe offering well-paid jobs while becoming less carbon intensive.
- Europe 2020 Strategy (2010)
- Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade. In a changing world, its target is to make the EU a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.
- “Design as a driver of user-centred innovation”, Commission staff working document (2009)
The Commission Staff Working Document analyses the contribution of design to innovation and competitiveness. The results are compelling: companies that invest in design tend to be more innovative, more profitable and grow faster than those who do not.
- “Creativity and Innovation - Best practices from EU programmes” (2009)
This interesting catalogue presents 35 projects of best practice in promoting creativity and innovation. They were selected by a panel of independent experts drawn from the various programmes of the European Commission.
“Towards an increased contribution from standardisation to innovation in Europe”, Discussion Paper in preparation of the future Commission Communication (2007)
This paper discusses on how European standardisation might support innovation.