EU annual regional and local Barometer  

11 October 2022 

For the third year in a row, the European Committee of the Regions presents the EU Regional and Local Barometer, a snapshot of the most pressing challenges faced by regions and cities across the Union, that helps to inform EU policy choices. 

Understanding Europ​e from the local perspective​

Based on original studies commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions, as well as academic research, contributions from other European institutions and open source documentation, this report provides facts and data for the address on the State of Europe's cities and regions, to be delivered by the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Vasco Alves Cordeiro at the plenary session in October 2022.

​This year's barometer focuses on the most pressing challenges that EU cities and regions are facing: the economic and social consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine, the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary recovery, the climate emergency and energy transition, and the fight against inequality. It also steers the European Committee of the Regions through its political priorities for 2020-2025: to bring Europe closer to people, to build resilient communities, and to promote cohesion as a fundamental value of the EU.

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