Results / Key Messages: “Developing competitiveness through smart growth”
In terms of higher education, the BSR shows cohesive development trends.
R&D intensity still splits BSR in East and West, as is the case with employment rates.
Projections show that out of all 44 NUTS 2 regions in the EU parts of the BSR, 13 already have or are projected to reach all EU employment rate targets by the year 2020. 14 regions however are expected to reach neither their national target rates, nor the corresponding generic EU one.
Of the 21 non-EU NUTS 2 regions in the BSR, most are beyond the 75 % target rate or projected to be so by 2020, whereas five regions are expected not to reach this level