Degree or Urbanisation
The degree of urbanisation typology classifies all local authorities (municipalities) into (1) cities, (2) towns and suburbs and (3) rural areas. A wide range of indicators is produced by Eurostat using this classification. The interactive map allows you to check the classification for any place in the EU.
European Regional Competitiveness Index
Regional competitiveness is the ability of a region to offer an attractive and sustainable environment for firms and residents to live and work. Launched in 2010 and published every three years, the Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI) allows regions to monitor and assess their development over time and in comparison with other regions.
European Social Progress Index
The draft EU regional Social Progress Index aims to measure social progress for each region as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress. As it is intended to complement measures based on GDP, income or employment, it purposely leaves such indicators out of the index. It follows the overall framework of the global Social Progress Index and is based on fifty indicators, primarily from Eurostat.
In the Commission's Seventh Report for Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion a serie of maps shows how European regions compare in a wide range of areas: the economy, social development, the environment, transport, health, education, research and development.
EU regional funding 2014-2020
Structural Funds 2014-2020 (ERDF and ESF) eligibility
Cross-border cooperation - (4 MB)
Transnational cooperation - (10 MB)
EU regional funding 2007-2013
Regions eligible under the convergence and regional competitiveness objectives
Crossborder Cooperation - (1,5 MB)
Transnational Cooperation areas - (2 MB)
|Northern Periphery||South West Europe||Baltic Sea|
|Mediterranean||North West Europe||South East Europe|
|North Sea||Caribbean Area||Atlantic Coast|
|Açores-Madeira-Canarias||Alpine Space||Indian Ocean Area|
EU regional funding: history
Watch this short clip to see how the regions eligible for EU regional funding have evolved over the period 1989-2020.