Thematic focus: The comparability issue on indexes: The specific case of the EU-SPI.

Venue: Hotel Barsey by Warwick

Address: Avenue Louise 381 – 383, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

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The overall aim of the workshop is to generate new knowledge through the application of indicator frameworks, which are measuring human well-being and social progress at the international, European and regional level. Different stakeholders (policy makers, researchers, etc.) of and beyond the “EU-SPI Project – Pilot Project on the Social Progress Index” will share the experiences they have made during the testing of the "EU Social Progress Indicator" and other indicators (e.g. the Regional Well Being Index of the OECD) in different European cities and regions.

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What makes certain regions more resilient than others? What are the mutual relationships between quality of governance, territorial competitiveness and social cohesion? This session launches the new Regional Competitiveness Index and brings together good practices and case studies on regional governance and social progress. The aim is to understand if progress in governance is connected to a more competitive environment and higher social integration with the help of most updated data and the direct involvement of regional authorities.

Organiser: Partner/s: European Commission - DG REGIO

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The Peer Learning Workshop took place on the 18th of September 2019, in Umeå, Sweden. 

The focus of the event was on Multi-level governance: Sharing good practices of cooperation and challenges to improve social progress between national and regional and local levels (cities-regions, NUTS2-NUTS3, etc.).

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Under the umbrella of the European Social Progress Index, this international event will bring together European cities that are top-ranked on the European Social Progess Index (EU SPI) within their countries. The EU SPI aims to measure social progress for each region as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress. Collectively this summit forms an international network of city leadership that champions the role of Social Progress in their countries.

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