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Structural indicators

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The Structural Indicators represent a set of seventy nine indicators developed to measure the progress towards the objectives of the Lisbon Strategy. In line with the Eurostat's role to provide indicator sets linked to current policies and after the conclusion of the Lisbon process in year 2010 and the adoption of the Europe 2020 strategy the maintenance of this set is being progressively stopped.


The data tables presented in the dedicated web section are being progressively frozen when 2010 data becomes available.


Eurostat will nevertheless continue to maintain and to update most of the related data tables, but outside of the context of the Lisbon strategy – for more details see:

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Structural indicators track the progress made towards four basic objectives:


  • Investing in knowledge and innovation
  • Unlocking the business potential
  • Investing in people and modernising labour markets
  • Climate change and energy

These objectives were specified in the renewed Lisbon Strategy of 2006, updating the goal originally set at the Lisbon European Council in 2000. This goal was that the EU would become 'the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion'.

Information Available
  • Statistical data
  • General information on the effectiveness of methodologies and indicators
  • Background documents

Use of Data

Structural indicators can be used to underpin the Commission's analysis in the Annual Progress Report to the European Council.


Last update 14.12.2011