Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda by Maria Joao Rodrigues

By Maria Joao Rodrigues

The Lisbon time table goals to arrange Europe for globalization through updating eu guidelines for learn, innovation, festival, alternate, employment, schooling, social defense, surroundings and effort at either eu and nationwide point. Designed to motivate the recent cycle of the Lisbon time table till 2010, this well timed and critical quantity explores the highbrow elaboration of the time table for the arrival years.

With contributions from a few of Europe's prime students, this e-book explores new advancements within the ecu schedule for globalization, addressing 4 serious parts: eu regulations, their variation to nationwide range in Europe, their implications for the exterior motion of the eu Union and, ultimately, their implications for european governance. This publication provides the end result of an equipped discussion among the political and learn communities.

Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon time table will unquestionably end up an excellent addition to the present literature and may be a useful source for eu policy-makers, governments and lecturers from a variety of disciplines who're interested in the long run competitiveness of Europe.

Contents: Preface creation half I: constructing the Lisbon time table on the ecu point half II: the ecu Lisbon schedule and nationwide variety half III: The exterior measurement of the Lisbon schedule half IV: The Lisbon schedule and eu Governance end Index

Contributors: I. Begg, J. Berghman, R. Boyer, B. Coriat, W. Drechsler, J. Goetschy, B.-Å. Lundvall, P.C. Padoan, M.J. Rodrigues, L. Soete, M. Telò, Á. Török

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2 The Lisbon Agenda: relative achievements and failures as of 2007 Policy field (Relative) achievements (Relative) failures Information society • Schools connected • Scale in content industries Research Innovation Lifelong learning Single market Trade Employment Social protection Social inclusion Environment • with Internet • Public services: access via • Internet • Extension of broadband • European research networks • European research • infrastructure • Technology platforms • European Institute of • Technology • Joint technology initiatives • Clusters • One stop-shop for start-ups • Galileo • Extension of early-school • education • Extension of vocational and • technological education • Telecommunications • Single sky • Financial services • Services directive • Reducing red tape • Bilateral agreements • Net jobs creation • (15 million) • Modernization of • employment services • Women employment rate • Restructuring management • Pensions reform • Childcare services • Environmental awareness • Emissions trade scheme • Community patent • Mobility of researchers • Interface business• universities • Venture capital • Modernization of • universities • Extension of training for • adults • Energy • Portability of pensions • Better regulation • Doha Round • Flexicurity • Employment of young • people • Immigration management • Active ageing • Poverty rate reduction • Renewable energies R&D is crucial to step up this transition to a knowledge-intensive economy.

In this, the role of information and communication technologies has been instrumental, as has been that of more capital-intensive and organizationally embedded forms of technology transfer such as foreign direct investment (which, as a percentage of gross domestic product is a decimal point greater than it was 50 years ago, and no longer limited to the old triad). By contrast, labour markets and, with them, knowledge embodied in skills and human capital, have hardly become globalized, with the exception of a mobile top rank of scientists, engineers, managers, actors, football players or other creative talent.

18 Europe, globalization and the Lisbon Agenda BIBLIOGRAPHY Boyer, R. (1998), The Search for Labour Market Flexibility, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Council of the European Union (2000a), Conclusions of the Lisbon European Council, SN 100/00, 23–24 March 2000. Council of the European Union (2000b), The Ongoing Experience of the Open Method of Co-ordination, Note of the Portuguese Presidency of the Union, 9088/00, 14 June 2000. Council of the European Union (2005a), Conclusions of the Brussels European Council, 7619/05, 22–23 March 2005.

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