Europe 2020 Strategy
A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
Europe 2020 puts forward three mutually reinforcing priorities:
Smart growth: developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation.
Sustainable growth: promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy.
Inclusive growth: fostering a high-
With particular regard to EU policy, sport can make a strong contribution to the achievement of three out of the five headline targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy, namely those on employment, education and poverty and social exclusion.
The Commission’s Communication highlights a number of ways in which sport can contribute to the targets set out in the Europe 2020 Strategy: "sport has a strong potential to contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and new jobs through its positive effects on social inclusion, education and training, and public health."