The National Reform Programmes (NRPs) are the basic instrument for the implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy at national level. They are prepared by national governments and submitted to the European Commission along with the Stability and Convergence Programmes (SCP) in mid-April.
The NRPs include the national targets in relation to the EU headline targets, the progress towards their achievement and the measures that will be implemented for their achievement.
Countries that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding are not obliged to submit a NRP and a SCP but need to submit, in a letter form, progress made with respect to the national quantitative targets with respect to the "Europe 2020" Strategy, any possible updates of these targets along with the financial tables under the Stability Programme. To this end, Cyprus has been submitting to the European Commission, since 2013 a short report with respect to the national quantitative targets, the current situation and the key measures towards their achievement.
On 5 March 2014, the European Commission took stock of the implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy since it was adopted in 2010 till today, and is conducting a public dialogue on the Strategy and its further development during the period 5 May until 31 October 2014.
More information of the assessment of the Strategy and the public consultation, as well as on the relevant questionnaire can be found on the website of the European Commission.