Sábado, 26 Junio 2010 10:31

El Índice Regional de Lisboa

CoverThe Regional Lisbon Index.
EU Regional Focus #03/2010, 26 June 2010.
URBACT is part of Europe's cohesion policy: its goal is to help implement the Lisbon-Gothenburg Strategy, which prioritizes competitiveness, growth and employment. The European Commission's Regional Policy department (DG REGIO) has just produced the latest in its series of short papers on regional research and indicators. This paper develops an indicator, the Lisbon Index, to measure how close an EU region is to achieving the main targets for 2010 on employment, education, and research and development, as set out in the EU's Lisbon Strategy.
On average, EU regions improved their score by 10 index points from 2000 to 2007. Nevertheless, the EU average moved quite slowly, increasing from 57 in 2000 to only 60 by 2007. Over this time, the ten fastest movers were: Corse in France (from a very low base), Comunidad Foral de Navarra, País Vasco, Cantabria, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja and Comunidad de Madrid in Spain, Kärnten in Austria and Liguria in Italy. All these regions improved their index by 25 points or more. Many URBACT cities are located in these regions. The top ten Lisbon regions include three Finnish, four Swedish and three UK regions, all scoring between 94 and 100. [+]

Viernes, 09 Julio 2010 13:30

Ciudades y crisis económica

Cities and Economic Crisis: A survey on the impact of the economic crisis and the responses of URBACT II cities.
This report presents the results of a survey carried out by the URBACT programme in the 4th q uarter of 2009 on the impact of the economic crisis on European cities and their responses to it. The survey forms part of a broader package of work on cities and the crisis being undertaken by the URBACT II programme.
The survey itself has two main parts – firstly, the nature of the impact of the crisis on different kinds of cities and secondly, the nature of their response. The aim of the first part of the survey is to produce an overview of the ways in which the crisis is affecting the extremely diverse cities found in Europe today. As cities do not generally have access to comparable sources of data the purpose is not to try to quantify the impact but to try to identify a series of central or common themes among the very complex processes which are being played out at enormous speed across our urban landscape.
The second part of the survey provides an early picture of the types of response to the crisis that are being explored by European cities. Both parts of the survey will be used to help select and frame the case studies to be developed in the following phase of the study. [+]

Urbact LogoPalermo, Berlin, Malmö, Liverpool, Nantes…. Find out if your city is one of the 255 URBACT cities and discover our partners in the updated version of the online URBACT interactive map!. The interactive map is updated with the new URBACT project. Do not hesitate to browse it regularly! You just have to click on Search with the interactive map on the URBACT homepage.  Click on a city on the map to see associated URBACT projects, or choose one the projects in the right-hand side list to discover all the project partners on the map. [+]

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