June 2010

If Not Now, Then When? Using Europe 2020 to Restore Confidence and Growth

Written by Executive Director Ann Mettler, this e-brief lays out how the Europe 2020 strategy can be used to move from immediate crisis management to restoring confidence and growth. The overriding priority now must be to change the narrative and demonstrate that Europe and the member states can pro-actively shape and develop medium- and long-term policy agendas rather than only formulate rushed and defensive responses in reaction to previous shortcomings.