„Europe 2020” – a strategy to continue or reforms? – panel led by CIR

The social consultations hosted by the Delegation of the European Commission and the Ministry of Economy regarding the „Europe 2020” document are to last till October 31st. Tomasz Gibas of the EC Delegation, Horacy Dębowski from the Institute for Educational Research and Julian Zawistowski of the Institute of Modeling and Analysis of Public Policies, among others, discussed the possible changes in the Polish approach to the objectives of the strategy „Europe 2020”. The panel was led by CIR’s President, dr Małgorzata Bonikowska.

The discussion was summarized by Grażyna Henclewska, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy. Jacek Męcina (MLSP), Marek Ratajczak (MSHE) and Artur Radziwiłł (MF) also took the floor during the conference. In the opinion of the director Istvan Szekely of the European Commission, so far Poland has had two powerful „engines of growth”: export and a large local economy. Now, the biggest challenge is innovation of companies.