The Catch-Up Index featured among the notable research by the Think Tank Review


The report “Try harder. Findings of the European Catch-Up Index 2017” of OSI-Sofia has been featured by the latest Think Tank Review, published by the Council of the European Union General Secretariat. The Think Tank Review presents the most notable think tank research outputs from Europe and the world on EU-related issues, selected by the Library and Research team of the General Secretariat of the EU Council. The Catch-Up Index report annotation is placed in Section 1: EU Policies and Institutions. You can check the Think Tank Review online here.

You can download the OSI-Sofia report Try harder. Findings of the European Catch-Up Index 2017  here.

The Catch-Up Index is the flagship project of the European Policies program of OSI-Sofia. Published annually from 2011, the Index registers the processes of convergence and divergence in the EU and the catching-up of new EU members to the older EU members in economy, democracy, quality of life and governance. It ranks and compares 35 European countries across 47 basic indicators. A dedicated web-platform ( contains the unique data-set and offers the opportunity for users to construct their own rankings.