Regional Focus & Working papers
The Regional Focus is a series of relatively short papers on a specific theme prepared by the Directorate General for Regional Policy.
n° 01/2012 : Cities in Europe - The new OECD-EC definition
This regional focus explains the new OECD-EC definition of a city and its commuting zone. It is the first internationally harmonised definition for which data will be collected in so many countries. The revised Urban Audit has taken this new definition on board and will publish data for all these cities in 2013.
n° 01/2011 : Regional typologies: a compilation - 1. Urban-rural typology including remoteness - 2. Metro regions - 3. Border regions - 4. Mountain regions - 5. Island regions - 6. Sparsely-populated regions
A series of short papers on regional research and indicators produced by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy
n°02/2011 : A New Regional Competitiveness Index: Theory, Methods and Findings - Maps : Basic Pillars - Efficiency Pillars - Innovation Pillars - Annex : Regional Competitiveness Index Data - Regional Competitiveness Indicators