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.
For reference purposes, an extraction from Eurostat’s database of the main data used for calculating Cohesion Policy allocations was made in November 2018. The data is available in the following files and is listed in the table below:
- Cohesion indicators extracted in November 2018 (EN)
- Eurostat review on national accounts and macroeconomic indicators - Issue No. 2/2016 (EN)
|Database name||Statistic||Geographic Level||Reference years|
|nama_10r_2gdp||GDP PPS||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|lfst_r_lfu3rt||Unemployment rate||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|lfst_r_lfp2act||Active population||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|lfst_r_lfe2emprtn||Employment rate||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|lfst_r_lfsd2pop||Population by age||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|edat_lfse_12||Educational level of population aged 30-34||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|edat_lfse_04||Educational level of population aged 25-64||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|edat_lfse_16||Early leavers from education and training||NUTS 2||2015-2017|
|t2020_35||Greenhouse gas emissions in Effort Sharing Decision sectors||National||2017|
|migr_imm1ctz||Immigration (Non EU citizens)||National||2013-2017|
|migr_emi1ctz||Emigration (Non EU citizens)||National||2013-2017|
|DEMO_R_D3DENS||Density of population||NUTS 3||2016|
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)