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, the Report provides facts and data for policy-makers and relevant stakeholders. The main findings and recommendations have been 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 on the 9th October 2023.
This year's Report focuses on the most pressing challenges that EU regions and cities are facing. From emergencies and crises, such as climate disasters, the Russian war against Ukraine or energy shortages, to long-term transformation via the green and digital transition, while strengthening cohesion, the Report will provide solutions and ideas from the ground.
The Report is forward-looking, acting as a foresight guide in view of the European elections and the next legislative term of the EU institutions.
The Report also features its "Regional and Local Barometer", presenting the views of elected representatives from across Europe surveyed in partnership with IPSOS.