The State of Regions and Cities in the European Union 

11 October 2022 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On 11 October 2022, the Committee of the Regions published​ its EU Annual Report on the State of the Regions and Cities, as a snapshot of the most pressing challenges faced by regions and cities across the Union, that helps to inform EU policy decisions.

President Vasco Alv​​es Cordeiro 
The state of regions and cities can only be the state of people's lives across Europe, in all their diversities, the same way the state of the European Union cannot be fully and completely assessed if we forget the state of its regions and cities.

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.​​

Regional and Local Barometer

  • ​​​​​​​​​​In the 27 Member States of the European Union, there are more than one million politicians elected at the subnational level. These local politicians represent a highly diverse set of constituencies at various levels of government, including federal states, regions, provinces, counties, districts or municipalities. The Eurobarometer Flash survey provides an important platform for local politicians in the EU to share their opinion on Europe's challenges and priorities.

    The answers reveal what local politicians would prioritise at the EU level, how aware they are of EU-wide initiatives and of EU funding opportunities, what they think of the future of Europe, and what their responses are to the emergency created by the war in Ukraine. 

     Main findin​gs
  • EU Annual Report on the State of Regions and Cities: Factsheet 2022

    Available languages (23)
    1. български(3.34 MB-PDF)Download
      Годишен доклад на ЕС за състоянието на регионите и градовете: Информационен фиш за 2022 г
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      Výroční zpráva EU o stavu regionů a měst: Informativní přehled za rok 2022
    3. dansk(3.49 MB-PDF)Download
      Årlig EU-rapport om regionernes og byernes tilstand: Faktablad 2022
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      EU-Jahresbericht zur Lage der Regionen und Städte: Infoblatt 2022
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      Ετήσια έκθεση της ΕΕ για την κατάσταση των δήμων και των περιφερειών: Θεματικό δελτίο 2022
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      Informe anual de la UE sobre el estado de las regiones y las ciudades: Ficha informativa 2022
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      EU:n vuosikertomus alueiden ja kuntien tilasta: Tietokooste 2022
    9. français(3.32 MB-PDF)Download
      Rapport annuel de l’Union européenne sur l’état des régions et des villes: Fiche d’information 2022
    10. Gaeilge(3.63 MB-PDF)Download
      Tuarascáil Bhliantúil an Aontais Eorpaigh maidir le Staid na Réigiún agus na gCathracha: Bileog eolais 2022
    11. hrvatski(3.31 MB-PDF)Download
      Godišnje izvješće EU-a o stanju regija i gradova: Informativni članak 2022.
    12. magyar(3.33 MB-PDF)Download
      Az EU éves jelentése a régiók és a városok helyzetéről: Tájékoztató (2022)
    13. italiano(3.33 MB-PDF)Download
      Rapporto annuale dell’UE sullo stato delle regioni e delle città: Edizione 2022
    14. lietuvių(3.32 MB-PDF)Download
      ES metinė regionų ir miestų padėties ataskaita: 2022 m. informacijos suvestinė
    15. latviešu(3.74 MB-PDF)Download
      ES gadskārtējais ziņojums “Stāvoklis reģionos un pilsētās”: 2022. gada faktu lapa
    16. Malti(3.71 MB-PDF)Download
      Rapport Annwali tal-UE dwar l-Istat tar-Reġjuni u l-Bliet: Skeda informattiva 2022
    17. Nederlands(3.59 MB-PDF)Download
      Jaarlijks verslag over de staat van de regio’s en steden in de EU: Factsheet 2022
    18. polski(3.49 MB-PDF)Download
      Roczne sprawozdanie UE na temat stanu regionów i miast: Arkusz informacyjny 2022 r
    19. português(3.33 MB-PDF)Download
      Relatório anual da UE sobre o estado das regiões e dos municípios: Ficha de informação 2022
    20. română(3.33 MB-PDF)Download
      Raportul anual al UE privind starea regiunilor și orașelor: Fișă informativă pentru anul 2022
    21. slovenčina(3.71 MB-PDF)Download
      Výročná správa EÚ o stave regiónov a miest: Prehľad za rok 2022
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      Letno poročilo EU o stanju v regijah in mestih: Informativni pregled za leto 2022
    23. svenska(3.7 MB-PDF)Download
      Den årliga rapporten om tillståndet i Europeiska unionens regioner och kommuner: Faktablad 2022
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