Cohesion policy indicators Cohesion policy indicators

Cohesion indicators Cohesion indicators

Cohesion policy aims to improve economic, social and territorial cohesion of European regions. These goals are identified in the EU treaty and are an important expression of solidarity with the poorer and weakest regions of the EU. The 2014-2020 round of Cohesion policy is closely aligned with the Europe 2020 strategy to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Cohesion Policy will play a pivotal role in achieving the 2020 objectives.

This section publishes a portfolio of indicators, grouped according to the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, which are used to measure Cohesion at the sub-national level.

Indicator

NUTS¹-
level

Data Meta-
data
NUTS-
2006²
SMART GROWTH
Research & Development
Research & Experimental Development expenditure as % of Gross Domestic Product 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO) by priority year 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Competitiveness and business environment
Regional Gross Domestic Product in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Regional Gross Domestic Product in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) per inhabitant 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Regional unemployment by sex and age in 1000 2 Data explorer Metadata  
Regional unemployment rates by sex 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata  
Regional employment by sex and age in 1000 2 Data explorer Metadata  
Regional employment rates of the age group 20-64 by sex 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata  
Education
Tertiary educational attainment by sex, age group 30-34 (%) 1 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Tertiary educational attainment by sex, age group 25-64 (%) 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Early leavers from education and training by sex (%) 1 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Transport
Victims in road accident 2   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Freight transported by road by region of loading -   Data explorer Metadata -
Environment
Population connected to wastewater collection and treeatment systems (%) 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Generation and treatment of municipal waste (1000 t) 2   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Social inclusion, poverty and health
People at risk of poverty or social exclusion
(union of the three sub-indicators below)
2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
  •  People living in households with very low work intensity
2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
  •  Severe material deprivation rate
2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
  •  At-risk-of poverty rate
2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion by degree of urbanisation
(union of the three sub-indicators below)
-   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
  •  People living in household with very low work intensity by degree urbanisation
-   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
  •  Severe material deprivation rate by degree of urbanisation
-   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
  •  At-risk-of-poverty rate by degree of urbanisation
-   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Life expectancy at birth by sex 2 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer Metadata Excel document
CONTEXT
Average annual popolation to calculate regional GDP data 3   Data explorer Metadata Excel document
Total and land area 3 Tables, graphs and maps Data explorer - Excel document

¹ NUTS = The statistical classification of regions in the European Union
² NUTS-2006: Excel file containing the backup of the data by NUTS-2006 (up to 2010)