Understanding Europe from the local and regional 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 policy-makers and relevant stakeholders. The main findings and recommendations will be echoed in the annual address on the State of Regions and Cities in the European Union, 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 report 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, the fight against inequalities, and the future of democracy building on the conclusions of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The report will also feature its "Regional and Local Barometer", presenting the views of elected representatives from across Europe surveyed in partnership with IPSOS.