|Title||Contemporary trends in Knowledge based economy: The EU experience and the Europe 2020 Strategy|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2018|
|Conference Name||2nd International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies|
|Date Published||21 december 2018|
|Keywords||EU countries, innovations, Knowledge, the Europe 2020 strategy R&D|
The purpose of this paper is to give a brief overview of the impact knowledge and innovation has had throughout the last two decades on the economic changes between new and old EU members from the Lisbon Strategy (2000-2010) to the Europe 2020 strategy. The research carry out a cross country comparative analysis of competitiveness and innovation by examining the ratio of R&D expenditure to gross domestic product (GDP) as well as R&D funded by government and private sector. In essence, we found that the economic gap between the old EU countries and the new EU member states is significantly correlated with investing in R&D.