3-rd International Symposium on 

Shaping Europe 2020: socio-economic challenges 

Bucharest, 15-16 November 2013
The objective of the symposium is to share our experiences in the socio-economic field in the context of Europe 2020.
We are living a moment of transformation, and the only way to cope with it is to build a powerful strategy for EU’s growth that will reflect on our everyday lives.
Three ambitious pillars are established for this strategy: EU economy should become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy for the mutual benefit of EU member states and sustain their effort to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
To measure in meeting the Europe 2020 goals, it has also been agreed upon five ambitious targets on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy. This set of EU-level targets is translated into national strategies in each EU country, reflecting different situations and circumstances.

We welcome papers on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • - smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth for Europe 2020

    - sustainable lifestyles and green economy

    - regional and global development challenges

    - growth, employment and competitiveness

    - overcoming youth unemployment

    - the future of welfare state

    - social entrepreneurship, inclusive societies, social innovation

    - education and changing societies

    - research and new Horizon 2020

    - demographic change, migration and integration

    - facing ageing societies

    - cultural challenges in an enlarged EU

    - EU citizenship and European Year of Citizens 2013 (special panel for this edition)

We are all responsible for the next generation’s future and 

it is also our duty as academics and researchers to find the right paths to follow.