Matilde Regions

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Province of Bolzano/Bozen (Italy)

Population: 527.750

Third country Nationals: 6%

Type of area: Predominantly rural; border region; more than 50% of population and 50% of surface are in mountain areas

Implementing partners: Eurac Research (EURAC), Caritas Bolzano-Bressanone (CARITAS BZ)

Free State of Bavaria (Germany)

Population:  524.905 in total; (Berchtesgadener Land (BGL) 105.052; Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GAP) 88.155; Regen (REG) 77.489; Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim (NEA) 99.641; Oberallgäu (OA) 154.568)

Third country Nationals: Berchtesgadener Land (BGL) 4,3%; Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GAP) 6%; Regen (REG) 2,8%; Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim (NEA) 3,4% (NEA); Oberallgäu (OA) 3,4%

Type of area: predominantly rural (NEA, REG), intermediate (BGL, GAP, OA), mountain (BGL, GAP, OA, REG)

Implementing partners: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Tür an Tür – Integrationsprojekte gGmbH (TAT)

Carinthia (Austria)

Population:  560.898 (Klagenfurt-Villach 286579; Oberkärnten 124389; Unterkärnten 149930)

Third country Nationals: 3,9% (Klagenfurt-Villach 5,6%)

Type of area:  Intermediate (Klagenfurt-Villach) Predominantly rural (Oberkärnten, Unterkärnten); border region; more than 50 % of population and 50 % of surface are in mountain areas;

Implementing partners: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Municipality of Villach (VILL)

Dalarna (Sweden)

Population:  286.165

Third Country Nationals: no data available

Type of area: Predominantly rural; borden region; non-mountain region.

Implementing partners: Uppsala University (UU), Dalarna University (HAD), Region Dalarna (DALARNA)

Turin (Italy)

Population:  2.269.120

Third country Nationals: 4,9%

Type of area: predominantly urban; border region; more than 50 % of surface are in mountain areas.

Implementing partners: Eurac Research (EURAC), Metropolitan City of Turin (CMTURIN)

North Karelia (Finland)

Population:  162.986

Third country Nationals: 1,9%

Type of area: Predominantly rural; border region; non-mountain region.

Implementing partners: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joensuun seudun monikulttuurisuusyhdistys ry (JoMoNi)

East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire mainland (Scotland, UK)

Population: 251.687

Third country Nationals: 0,4% (2015)

Type of area: Intermediate; non-border region; non-mountain region.

Implementing partners: University of Parma (UNIPR), Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

Voralberg (Austria)

Population: 391.741 (Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald 91.399; Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet 300.342)

Third country Nationals Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald 6,4%; Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet 9,1%

Type of area: Predominantly rural (Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald); Predominantly urban (Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet); border regions; more than 50 % of population and 50 % of surface are in mountain areas.

Implementing partners: Austrian Federal Institute of Agroeconomics (BAB), okay.zusammen leben (OKAY)

Ostrobothnia (Finland)

Population: 180.945

Third country Nationals: 3,7%

Type of area: Predominantly rural; non-border region; non-mountain region.

Implementing partners: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Migration Institute of Finland (MIF)

Haskovo (Bulgaria)

Population:  88.155

Third Country Nationals: no data available

Type of area: Intermediate; border region; non-mountain region.

Implementing partners: New Bulgarian University (NBU), Caritas Bulgaria (CARITAS BG)

Gudbrandsdalen (Norway)

Population: 386.836

Third country Nationals: 5,1%

Type of Area: Predominantly rural; border region, Hedmark: more than 50% of surface are in mountain areas; Oppland: more than 50% of population and 50% of surface are in mountain areas.

Implementing partners: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), Innlandet County Council  

Huesca (Spain)

Population: 219.174

Third Country Nationals: 5,3%

Type of area: Intermediate; border region; more than 50% of surface are in mountain areas.

Implementing partners: University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), Government of Aragón, Department of Citizenship and Social Rights (ARAGON)

Bursa (Turkey)

Population: 2.936.803

Third Country Nationals: 7,4%

Type of area: Predominantly urban; non-border region; more than 50% of population and 50 % of surface are in mountain areas.

Implementing partners: Istanbul Bilgi University (BILGI), Support to Life (STL)

Data sources

Population: Eurostat 2020, Population change – Demographic balance and crude rates at regional level (NUTS 3)

Share of Third Country Nationals over total population: Bulgaria: no data available; Germany: Statistisches Bundesamt (Federal Statistical Office of Germany); Spain: Instituto Nacional de Estadística (National Statistical Institute of Spain); Italy: ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics); Austria: Statistik Austria STATcube; Finland: Statistics Finland; Sweden: no data available; UK: ONS; Norway: Statistics Norway; Turkey: Turkish Statistical Institute.

Type of Area: Eurostat, European Commission – Rural development. Methodology. Urban-Rural Typology, Eurostat Regions and cities. Regions and Cities Illustrated (RCI), Border; Eurostat Regions and cities. Regions and Cities Illustrated (RCI), Mountain. (11.03.2020)

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