The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform: a network of regions and cities to contribute to the EU debate on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to monitor the implementation of Europe 2020.
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform (EUROPE2020MP) is a tool for the EU local and regional authorities to have a say in the policy process bringing from design to implementation of the new Europe 2020 strategy.
The Europe 2020 strategy, proposed by the European Commission in March 2010 as the successor to the Lisbon Strategy will focus on knowledge and innovation, a more sustainable economy, high employment and social inclusion.
In the same way, the EUROPE2020MP is the successor to the CoR's Lisbon Monitoring Platform (LMP), set up in 2006 to track the implementation and development of the Lisbon Strategy at the regional and local level.
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform aims to:
- Involve local and regional authorities in order to ensure the better implementation of policies linked to Europe 2020 goals
- Examine the evolving relationship between the Europe 2020 strategy and cohesion policy
- Monitor the involvement of the local and regional level in the strategy's governance process
- Identify the obstacles encountered by local and regional authorities in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy
- Stimulate exchange of information, experiences and best practices
Every year, on the eve of the key Europe 2020 decision-making event, the Spring European Council, political representatives of the Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform are invited to participate in the Committee of the Regions' "Territorial Dialogue", where they have the opportunity to discuss interactively with top political representatives of the EU institutions about Europe 2020 implementation in their regions and cities.
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform members: who they are and what they do
The EUROPE2020MP membership is drawn from regional and local authorities from the 27 EU member states, who:
- contribute to shaping the Committee of the Regions' political positions on Europe 2020-related issues.
- collaborate to the Europe 2020 strategy monitoring process
- exchange views, experiences, best practices and learn from each other
- co-operate in Europe 2020-oriented projects
- participate in Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform events (workshops, political conferences).
The Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform has two political coordinators, drawn from the members of the CoR, who give impetus to the Platform's agenda and report back on its work to the Bureau and other institutions. The current holders of these roles are Christine Chapman (UK/PES, Member of the National Assembly for Wales) and Nichi Vendola (IT/PES, President of the Region of Puglia).
For further information, visit the Europe 2020 Monitoring Platform website.