The European Union Scoreboard

The European Union Scoreboard 2013 has just been published.  This year’s edition offers a unique opportunity to measure the first effects of the economic crisis on the research and innovation landscape in Europe.  It uses the most recent available data from Eurostat and other internationally recognised sources with data referring to 2011 for 12 indicators and 2010 for 9 indicators and to less recent years for only 3 indicators. The performance of Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden is well above that of the EU27 average. These countries are the ‘Innovation leaders’.  Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK all show a performance above or close to that of the EU27 average. These countries are the ‘Innovation followers’.  For the full report see: