Key milestones of the Europe 2020 strategy:
March 2008: EU summit instructs the European Commission and stakeholders to start reflecting on the Lisbon Agenda post-2010.
March 2009: EU summit delays detailed talks over the revised Lisbon Strategy until the new Commission takes office.
24 July 2009: EU Commission launches reflection on the EU’s sustainable development strategy post-2010.
24 November 2009: EU Commission submits a working paper and launches an Internet-based consultation on the new strategy, now re-branded “EU 2020”.
10/11 December 2009: EU summit conclusions review priorities for EU 2020 strategy.
15 January 2010: Consultation on EU 2020 strategy closes.
3 March 2010: New Commission presents its formal proposals for EU 2020 strategy.
10 March 2010: EU Parliament passes resolution about the proposals of the EU Commission.
24/25 March 2010: EU summit approves the key political guidelines and objectives.
17 June 2010: Formal approval of the Europe 2020 strategy in the EU summit conclusions.