Characterisation tool for rural areas
The characterisation tool for rural areas was developed to examine the characteristics of rural areas in the European Union. It consists of an Excel file providing information on a set of indicators related to different key topics, such as climate, infrastructure, demography. These indicators have been based on data obtained from European databases, notably from Eurostat and the Joint Research Centre.
The information covers all EU NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) regions and levels, and it is presented in form of a ranking system with four scores (very high, high, medium, low).