The European Commission just adopted its 2024 Work Programme. Every year, the European Commission adopts a Work Programme which sets out its key initiatives for the year ahead. It informs citizens how it will deliver on the political priorities and turn them into concrete action.
The 2024 Work Programme puts a strong focus on simplifying rules for citizens and businesses across the European Union. This follows up on President von der Leyen’s commitment to reduce reporting requirements by 25%, in line with the strategy to boost the EU’s long-term competitiveness and to provide relief for SMEs.
The new initiatives for 2024 include the following priorities:
- the European Green Deal, ensuring that the green transition is fair, smart and inclusive. This will include dialogues with citizens and industry, and preparatory work to support vulnerable citizens and businesses in the transition, also thanks to the Social Climate Fund. They will launch a strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture in the EU.
- To continue making Europe fit for the digital age, the Commission will adopt initiatives on opening up our high-performance computers to AI start-ups and propose a European space law.
- The EU economy has demonstrated resilience in the face of an unprecedented array of crises. In 2024, the Commission will focus on challenges related to labour and skill shortages, education, social dialogue, inflation and ease of doing business.
- Support to Ukraine
Download the Factsheet that explains the 2024 Work Programme in details.