Scenario > Europe 2020 Strategy

This is a future scenario* to show how the charter can create a shift in how Multi-level governance (MLG) is applied in Europe. It has been developed during the “Engagement Interviews”,  (Brussels – 03-04/2012).

* The following story is a fiction imagined during the co-creation process and does not engage the public authorities or stakeholders eventually mentioned.


Brendon McCormack, Senior Policy Advisor (Ireland)

The Multi-level Governance (MLG) Charter assists local, regional and national levels to adhere to national reform programs to implement various objectives set by Europe 2020 in local and regional areas. Europe 2020 for instance is combating the issue of early school leaving at the European Level (which is translated from international targets). In Ireland the local levels of government are responding by creating local action plans to combat the major issues relating to early school leaving. Coordinators and facilitators who are familiar with the issue and MLG are working in cooperation with expert bodies and national agencies to ensure duplication does not occur. The national, regional and local policies are all cooperating to achieve a process for managing this issue in the most effective and efficient way. Families from the local areas are also engaged in this process and give feedback to the process, even at a national level. These families have been engaged in the issue through this MLG program, thanks to the Early School Leaving Educational Bus.

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