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The E-government and policies of the european Union

The lisbon strategy (2000) marked the turning point in the development of policies to promote the information society in the eu. Only information could be the cornerstone in building a competitive, dynamic, knowledge-based. Part of this momentum, it is the coordinated development of the policies of E-government, which continues in the area of europe (2020).

The lisbon strategy

The lisbon strategy (Opens in new window) for growth and employment was launched in 2000 as a response to globalisation. Its aim was that the european commission and member states cooperate in the reforms designed to generate growth and more and better jobs through investment in human capabilities, greening the economy and innovation. The time horizon of the initiative was the period 2001-2010. The results of the strategy were affected by the global economic crisis that began to take shape in 2008.

Europe 2020

During the spanish presidency of the european union proceeded to make a redesign of the political strategy of the european Union.

Europe 2020 (Opens in new window) it is the eu's growth strategy for the next decade. In a changing world, seeks to make the eu into a smart economy, sustainable and inclusive manner. These three priorities that are mutually reinforcing, must help the eu member states already offer high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

Specifically, the union has set ambitious targets - five in employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and the climate/energy - to be attained by 2020. Each member state shall adopt its own national targets in each of these areas. The specific actions at european and national level is based the strategy.