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Start-up villages: a commitment to a long-term vision for rural areas

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EU Atlas of Demography

Explore demographic data, population projections and thematic demographic analyses at EU, national, regional and local level.

EU Atlas of Migration

Explore and visualise data on migration-related topics in 198 countries and territories worldwide.

Global Human Settlement Layer Scientific Tool

The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project aims to produce and analyse global built-up surface, population density and human settlement thematic maps to understand human presence on Planet Earth.

Migration Data + Catalogue

Discover data, web portals, stakeholders, networks and projects on migration and demography relevant to EU policies.

The RHOMOLO model

RHOMOLO is the spatial computable general equilibrium model of the European Commission focusing on EU regions developed by the JRC's Territorial Data...

Urban Data Platform

The Urban Data Platform is a joint initiative of the DG JRC and DG Regional and Urban Policy. It provides an access point to exchange information on...

Activities on this topic

JRC research in this area supports the EU’s aim of addressing, mitigating, monitoring and adapting to the effects of climate change. This includes...

Studying how issues of demography have an impact on EU societies, also at the global level.

Since the economic downturn, unemployment is reaching unprecedented levels. According to Eurostat, in July 2013, the unemployment rate in the EU was...

Global safety and security research at the JRC provides support to EU policies addressing global security and crisis management. Itincludes...

Under different sustainable production and consumption policy strategies of the EU, the JRC provides crucial support by analysing the economic, social...

Sustainability science is a solution-oriented discipline that studies the complex relationship between nature and humankind, conciliating the mutually...

Natural and man-made disasters have significant impacts on society, the environment and economy. The JRC continually monitors and assesses the risk of...

JRC research focuses on the role of agriculture as provider of public goods, on the impacts of rural development policies on all the aspects of rural...

The European Commission set out a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas over the next two decades. It identifies a number of areas of action towards stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous rural areas and communities by 2040.