The latest Eurobarometer on ‘Citizens' awareness and perceptions of EU regional policy’, conducted in the spring of 2017, has just been published! You can download it here.
It shows that 35% of respondents are aware of EU co-financed projects in the area that they live in with 78% of those expressing a positive opinion on their impact in their city or region. The survey includes other interesting findings concerning the cooperation dimension of EU regional policy.
Awareness of EU-funded cooperation between regions from different countries has increased by 1% compared to the previous Eurobarometer of 2015 and it now reaches 22%.
13% of EU citizens are aware of Interreg with the highest awareness rates coming from Greece (28%), Poland (26%), and Romania (23%).
When it comes to EU macro-regional strategies, awareness of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region stands at 14% with the remaining strategies at 8% for the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region and the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and 7% for the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region.