Baltic Sea Region Territorial Monitoring System

Access to services, markets and jobs

Urban connectivity

Generally, connectivity is seen as a key driver of urban competitiveness along with innovation, entrepreneurship and talent. Connectivity refers to communication and exchange of goods, people and information between cities and incorporates the aspect of accessibility (transportation) and access to information infrastructures.

The selected indicators try to measure the connectivity of cities with other cities by different modes of transport for domestic and international travel.

 

Internet

For modern industries and societies, fast (and reliable) internet access is crucial; often, internet access may compensate for peripheral geographical position, offering new potentials for social and economic activities.