European Commission 2020 Work Programme

European Commission 2020 Work Programme: an ambitious roadmap for a Union that strives for more

On the 29th January, the European Commission adopted its 2020 Work Programme describing the key set of documents as setting out, “the actions the Commission will take in 2020 to turn the Political Guidelines of President von der Leyen into tangible benefits for European citizens, businesses and society.”

The Commission further states that, “the driving force behind this first Work Programme is to successfully grasp the opportunities that the twin ecological and digital transitions will bring.”

With the intention to kick-start the transition to a fair, climate-neutral and digital Europe, the ambitious Work Programme is aligned to the EU President’s six headline ambitions:

  • A European Green Deal
  • A Europe fit for the digital age
  • An economy that works for people
  • A stronger Europe in the world
  • Promoting our European Way of Life
  • A new push for European democracy

The 43 new policy objectives created under these headings are set out in Annex 1.

BEDA will continue to monitor and align its own policy work to that of the EU Commission seeking synergies and complementarity where possible and building towards a successful Europe with design as a key contributor.