Definition: Participant origin
The residence of the participant (town, region and country) can be regarded as the participant origin. If residence and nationality do not coincide, they should be registered separately.
Main Categories :
Urban Usual local/urban environment
Provincial (same province, different town or local environment)
Local (same region, different province)
National (same country, different region)
European Union (15)
Other European Countries (apart from EFTA countries)
Africa North America: USA and Canada
Central and South America
Australia and Oceania
When aggregated data at the intra-European level is considered, the Eurostat classification of territorial units should be taken into account [Eurostat, 1998]. It defines 77 European regions (NUTS I), 206 regional units (NUTS II),1 031 sub regional units (NUTS III), 1 074 local level areas (NUTS IV) and 98 433 communes or their equivalent (NUTS V).
Eurostat, "Methodological manual for statistics on congresses and conferences", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000, p.32