- The European Pavillion at the 1998 Lisbon Exhibition (Photo: European Commisssion)
A voluntary co-ordination of social and employment policy amongst EU member states, which introduced the Open Coordination Method. It has the target of making the EU the most competitive and knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010. It was launched at an EU Summit in the Portuguese capital in 2000.
Official website of the Lisbon strategy http://ec.europa.eu/growthandjobs/index_en.htm
Official EU summary on the Lisbon Strategy http://europa.eu/scadplus/glossary/lisbon_strategy_en.htm