Post-Lisbon Strategy: the climate and energy policy area

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The Lisbon Strategy was first proposed in 2000 as a continuation of the previous social and economic policies of the EU to be the unifying economic guideline and policy structure with the aim of making the EU the most competitive economy in the world and achieving full employment by 2010. As the deadline for the Lisbon Strategy approached and its main goals were not being met, discussions about its extension and reformulation started. To address this, in preparation for the Republic of Hungary holding the EU's rotating presidency between January and June 2011, a defined position for the  ‘Post-Lisbon Strategy’ was sought.

The project, involving researchers from 3CSEP, sought to provide qualified advice to the Hungarian National Development Agency for defining Hungary’s position towards the Post-Lisbon Strategy, particularly with regard to climate and energy policy matters.

More specifically, the project assessed: 1) the achievements of the Lisbon Strategy in the field of climate and energy policy; 2) the role of climate and energy policy in the Post-Lisbon Strategy; 3) the added value of the Growth and Employment Strategy; 4) the Hungarian aspects of the reform; 5) any need for overall modifications in the existing strategy.

Key outputs:

  • Report with conclusions and recommendations plus annexes with background information
  • Contribution to a DELPHI survey
  • Revision of a Post-Lisbon Strategy draft position paper
  • Ad-hoc advisory tasks on specific aspects of the discussion
  • Participation in a thematic workshop organised by the Hungarian National Development Agency
Sergio Tirado Herrero
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Andrew Butcher
Hungarian National Development Agency
Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP)
Administrative Information
Funding body: 
National Development Agency of Hungary
Sep, 2009 - Dec, 2010