The EU Social Agenda is based on the EU 2020 Growth Strategy, initiated in 2010 with the aim of making the EU a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. The social development projects in BiH are based on these priorities.
Europe 2020 has five ambitious objectives – on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy – to be reached by 2020.
The three flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy that fall under the areas of social development are:
Youth on the move: aims to improve young people’s chances of finding a job by helping students and trainees gain experience in other countries, and improving the quality and attractiveness of education and training in Europe;
An agenda for new skills and jobs: aims to give fresh momentum to labour market reforms to help people gain the right skills for future jobs, to create new jobs and overhaul EU employment legislation;
European platform against poverty and social exclusion: aims to bolster work at all levels to reach the agreed EU headline target of lifting at least 20 million people out of poverty and exclusion by 2020.