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    Ecolabel licenses

    This indicator is defined as the number of Ecolabel or "EU Flower" licences in European countries. The Community Ecolabel is awarded to products and services with reduced environmental impacts. It is administered by the European Commission and receives the support of all EU Member States and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Ecolabel criteria are discussed in the European Union Ecolabelling Board (EUEB) whose membership includes representatives from industry, environmental protection groups, consumer organisations and representatives for SMEs.

    Self reported unmet need for medical examination or treatment, by income quintile   

    "This indicator is defined as the share of the population reporting that at least once in the previous 12 months they could not afford medical examination or treatment." The potential answers are problems of access (could not afford to, waiting list, too far to travel) or other (could not take time, fear, wanted to wait and see, didn't know any good doctor or specialist, other).

    Retrieved on 12.08.2014 from
    (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-datasets/-/tsdph270)

    Level of citizens' confidence in EU institutions

    The level of citizens confidence in EU institutions (Council of the European Union, European Parliament and European Commission) is expressed as the share of positive opinions (people who declare that they tend to trust) about the institutions.

    Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

    "the Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption."

    Retrieved from, http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/in_detail, 12.12.2014

    Quality of education system

    The mean value of the people per country [...] when asked 'How would you rate the quality of the education system in your country?'.

    Eurofound, http://eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/data-visualisation/european-quality-o..., retrieved on 13.01.2015

    Quality of social housing services

    Average value of the answer to the question 'How would you rate the quality of social housing services in your country?', with 10 being the highest quality.

    Trust in justice

    The indicator measures the percentage of people who "tend to trust" the justice system.

    Retrieved from, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/cf/showchart_column.cfm?keyID=2196&na..., 12.12.14

    Quality of national health service

    Participants were asked to grade the quality of health services in their country on a scale of 1 to 10, with "10" ranked best and "1" ranked worst. Other answers included refusal to answer or do not know.

    EQLS, 2012
    (http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...)

    Quality of public transport

    Average scores by country from responses to a question on the European Quality of Life Survey which asks respondents to rate the quality of public services in their country on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means very poor quality and 10 means very high quality.

    Freedom in the World

    Freedom in the World is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 195 countries and 14 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide. The Freedom in the World data and reports are available in their entirety on the Freedom House website

    Trust in the Ecological Competence of the National, Regional or Local Government

    The indicator provides the percentage of responses on all responses in which national, regional or local government are stated when it comes to environmental issues.

    Retrieved from, http://www.gesis.org/en/social-indicators/products-of-the-zsi/european-s..., 12.2014

    Confidence in pulic institutions

    The survey measures the level of confidence of citizens in the National public institutions in Europe.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/151715/National-Governments-Low-Marks.aspx
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Status Index

    "The Status Index, with its two analytic dimensions – one assessing the state of political transformation, the other the state of economic transformation – identifies where each of the 129 countries stand on their path toward democracy under the rule of law and a market economy anchored in principles of social justice."

    "The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) analyzes and evaluates whether and how developing countries and countries in transition are steering social change toward democracy and a market economy."

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating

    Property rights and rule-based governance assess the extent to which private economic activity is facilitated by an effective legal system and rule-based governance structure in which property and contract rights are reliably respected and enforced.
    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IQ.CPA.PROP.XQ
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    CPIA quality of budgetary and financial management rating

    Quality of budgetary and financial management assesses the extent to which there is a comprehensive and credible budget linked to policy priorities, effective financial management systems, and timely and accurate accounting and fiscal reporting, including timely and audited public accounts.
    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IQ.CPA.FINQ.XQ
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating (1=low to 6=high)

    Transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector assess the extent to which the executive can be held accountable for its use of funds and for the results of its actions by the electorate and by the legislature and judiciary, and the extent to which public employees within the executive are required to account for administrative decisions, use of resources, and results obtained.

    Global Competitiveness Index

    The Global Competitiveness Index measures the microeconomic and macroeconomic characteristics that underpin national competitiveness.

    Retrieved from, http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-competitiveness-report-2014-2015, 06.03.2015

    Business Extent of Disclosure Index

    The disclosure index measures the extent to which investors are protected through disclosure of ownership and financial information. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher values indicating more disclosure. (Description taken from World Bank website: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IC.BUS.DISC.XQ, accessed 8 December 2014)

    Human Rights

    Human rights refer to the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and reaffirmed by UN member states many times since, outlines in detail the basic freedoms to which every person is entitled
    http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

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