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.
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)