On 23 May 2024, the European Commission is launching the 2024 edition of the EU regional Social Progress Index (EU-SPI), with an event hosted by the Committee of the Regions, in Brussels.

This is the third time the European Commission publishes the EU regional Social Progress Index, a composite indicator aiming at complementing GDP with socioeconomic and environmental indicators that accounts explicitly and in detail for aspects that are crucial for well-being, like environmental sustainability, poverty, or inclusivity. The EU-SPI has been developed in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre to explore the regional dimension of welfare in a broad sense.

Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, will open the event, followed by the presentation of the last findings of the index. Two panel sessions will follow, offering a lively debate on the relevance of the index for regional and urban policymaking. See draft agenda attached.

The event will be also web streamed on the website of Committee of the Regions (more info will be sent to registered participants).

Download the Agenda here

For logistical reasons, if you are planning to attend in person, please register before 16 May, 17:00 CET via this link.​

If you attend online: the web streaming will be available on the date of the event via the following link Launch of the EU regional Social Progress Index 2.0 (EU-SPI 2.0), 2024 edition (europa.eu)