JRC launches handbook and territorial dashboard for regional authorities
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a new handbook to facilitate the exploitation of its scientific and technical output by regional and city authorities across the EU. Its second new product, a web portal, is called the territorial dashboard. It provides key indicators on Europe's regions. Both products were launched during the European Week of Regions and Cities.
The Practical Handbook for Regional Authorities contains advice and short descriptions of what is available from the JRC in terms of knowledge, information and tools to support effective local and regional policymaking. It is organised in several thematic areas, including energy and transport, environment, research and innovation and crisis management and resilience.
The territorial dashboard offers a full overview of the EU's 276 regions and 1342 sub-regions, with information on 13 domains, from economy to education, from employment to health, from energy to transport. Data is visualised in a user-friendly way to enable evaluation and comparison of regional performances, and to offer forecasts based on various scenarios.
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