Lisbon Process

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

Official EU summary on the Lisbon Strategy