(11 October 2016) – Today, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a new online in-house ‘Knowledge Centre on Territorial Policies’.
This platform brings together a wealth of existing data, methods, and tools to support regional and urban policy, covering areas such as demography, air quality and transport.
The aim is to ensure user-friendly access to data for EU, national and international policy makers.
The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies will also help identify gaps in scientific knowledge related to territorial policies, as well as carry out related research.
The new centre will, for instance, offers access to data and indicators on trends and the status of European urban areas, collected from sources such as Eurostat, national statistical services, and the OECD.
These data will be displayed in a user-friendly way, through dashboards and maps presenting territorial analyses and trends in territories.