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EU tell me

An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe

Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.

IF YOU HAVE the answer to Europe’s economic woes, now is the time to make yourself heard.

The Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee today put out a call for public submissions on a wide-ranging plan to grow the continent’s economy.

Launched in 2010, the ‘Europe 2020 strategy’ is an EU-wide initiative aimed at “promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.”

It has already targeted five main areas of concern: employment, research and development, climate and energy, education, and poverty.

In a statement this afternoon committee chairman, Labour TD Dominic Hannigan had this to say:

What happens at EU level plays an integral role in all our lives and, as a committee, we are keen to assess the Union’s ten year strategy for jobs and growth…The purpose of this call for submissions…is to engage with citizens and civil society in Ireland so the committee can be furnished with the broadest range of viewpoints…

If you’ve got a few ideas of your own about how to achieve a “knowledge-based, competitive European economy,” just make sure you read these submission guidelines first.

And if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out the EU’s own interim report on the Europe 2020 strategy, below.

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