INE participates in the METRIC Project and as a part of this project it has examined the innovation potential of the European regions in terms of transportation industry. Data from the Eurostat were used.This map shows the result of the section “High educated persons employed”, which is a basic part of innovation. It is about the share of employees with a tertiary education in transport sector. This indicator builds a score, which allows a ranking of the regions. The higher the score, the higher the ranking of the region in the indicator. To better compare the regions, the regions were classified in “more developed regions”, “transition regions” and “less developed regions” using the classification of the European Cohesion Fund.
Western Europe and Northern Europe particularly stand apparent, but the big cities in Eastern Europe (Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest etc.) have a high share of high educated employees, too. Above all the major cities and their surroundings have to be highlighted.