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Europe and India – variety on a regional level

A first small regional analysis in selected thematic areas serves as a starting point in the context of the German Federal Government's bilateral urbanisation partnerships, reinforcing the cooperation between the BBR/BBSR and the NIUA in New Delhi. The aim is to advance their urban and spatial monitoring systems in a national and supranational context.

(February 2018)

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Wind energy in Europe 2016

In spring 2016, around 93,500 wind turbines in Europe produced electricity – these are about 18,700 more than in 2011. The installed capacity also considerably increased. A map produced by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development shows where in Europe wind energy production is concentrated.

(November 2016)

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Where the population in Europe is growing or shrinking

A new analysis of the BBSR reveals large disparities in the population development within Europe. Shrinking and growing regions are often side by side.

(June 2015, updated December 2016)

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Growing and shrinking regions in Europe

The regional picture of growing and shrinking regions in Europe shows their parallel development in nearly all countries. Only a few countries reveal homogeneous national development trends e.g. Switzerland and Norway ("growth") or Bulgaria and Hungary ("shrinking").

(August 2013)

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Land use for settlement purposes in Europe

Analysing the latest CORINE Land Cover (CLC) data on changes in land use, published by the European Environment Agency in early summer 2012, has produced the following results: Between 2000 and 2006 as during the previous period of analysis (1990 to 2000) in Europe, a considerable amount of areas has been reclassified into settlement areas.

(December 2012)

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Increasing number of young people in Europe having a university degree

Young Europeans are ever better trained, which complies with the education policy objectives formulated in the Europe 2020 Strategy of the European Union.

(July 2012)

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Unemployment in Europe is back

Recently, the media informed that in January 2012, 24.3 million people in the EU were registered as unemployed. According to the EU’s statistical office Eurostat, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1%.

(March 2012)

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Renewable energy sources in Europe: electricity from photovoltaics

Europe focuses on expanding renewable energy sources. In the electricity sector, photovoltaics as well is to contribute to the energy turn and therefore has been strongly expanded for some years in Europe. What is the stake of photovoltaics? How is the regional distribution of the installed capacity? These and further questions will be answered by the following short analysis.

(January 2012)

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Renewable energy sources in Europe: electricity from wind power

Europe focuses on expanding renewable energy sources. Various strategies, guidelines and regulations call for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the energy production and consumption. Wind power as well is planned to have a share in such sources and has been massively expanded in Europe for some years. What is the share of wind power in the production of electricity? How is the regional distribution of the installed capacity? These and further questions will be answered by the following short analysis.

(November 2011)

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