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Goal 9: 4. Main Eurostat Indicators

Key trends in “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” show the following evidence (Eurostat Report, pp. 183 and ss):

  • More investment in R&D needed to meet the Europe 2020 target;
  • Private expenditure accounts for almost two-thirds of total R&D expenditure;
  • The business sector is the largest source of R&D investment across Member States;
  • The EU strives to provide the necessary human capital for a knowledge-based society;
  • Women remain underrepresented in the R&D sector, but are overrepresented in knowledge-intensive jobs;
  • Signs of passenger transport becoming more sustainable over the past few years
  • The EU’s freight transport system still relies on road transport;
  • Availability of infrastructure is an important factor in the choice of freight transport mode.

 

Goal 9’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators: Source: EU SDG Indicator set 2020:

Goal 9’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators

 

 


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