The Regional Dimension of Social Progress in Europe: EU Social Progress Index

The EU regional Social Progress Index aims to measure social progress for each EU region as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress, such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Define in the framework of the “Beyond GDP” discussion as an alternative to traditional measures built with economic indicators, the EU-SPI is constructed using only social and environmental indicators to better reflect societal development. The Index measures social progress in European regions, at the NUTS2 level, using twelve components described by a total number of fifty-five comparable social and environmental indicators, purposefully excluding economic aspects. Its components are further aggregated into three broader dimensions describing respectively basic, intermediate and more sophisticated aspects of social progress.

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Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Governance, Health in All Policies, Economy of Wellbeing, Health Impact Assessment, sustainable development, Health systems and services, primary health care, integrated systems, prevention services, health workforce

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