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Exchange of good practice reports

Exchange of good practice reports
Published on: 09/02/2015
This series of 'exchange of good practice' reports aims to support policy development and learning among EU countries and to promote increased competitiveness by highlighting well-substantiated good practice.

Exchanges of good practice can serve as useful guidance for policy makers when designing and implementing microeconomic policies or structural reforms. Concrete examples from across Europe are identified in each case.

Market Surveillance Activities Related to Non-Food Consumer Products Sold Online

The aim of this project was to identify good practices in market surveillance activities related to non-food consumer products sold online and to evaluate their effectiveness for an exchange. It aims to promote an understanding of the policy principles and show what they mean in practice in a way that can assist other countries to develop similar approaches. The report is built around 18 cases of good practice in three categories:

  • monitoring and detection
  • consumer awareness raising
  • business awareness raising

Report: Good practice in market surveillance activities related to non-food consumer products sold online and annex.

Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)

The objective of this project was to identify the best mix of policy measures to support the deployment of KETs. The report provides several lessons on good policy practice in the area of KETs deployment.

Exchange of good policy practices promoting the industrial uptake and deployment of KETs

Innovative Green Business Models

This project identifies policy measures that would facilitate business model innovations. The main aim was the exchange of good policy practices for promoting innovative and green business models in EU countries.

Exchange of good policy practices promoting innovative green business models

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

This project evaluated the effectiveness of EU country programmes to facilitate and promote FDI, as well as enabling countries to exchange good practices in investment promotion.

Exchange of good practice in Foreign Direct Investment promotion

Innovation and tourism

This project identifies good practices in the tourism sector and evaluates their effectiveness. Concrete examples of good practice are provided from across Europe.

Report: Exchanges of good practice in tourism, summary and annex (20 cases) 

Sustainability of raw materials

The report identifies good practices in the raw materials sector and evaluates their effectiveness. By sharing 25 concrete examples, the report assists other countries and regions in developing similar approaches.

Report: Evaluation and exchange of good practice for the sustainable supply of raw materials within the EU and annex (good practice cases)

Study on R&D tax incentives

The study describes the R&D tax incentives available in 33 countries, presents the findings of the existing academic literature on the effectiveness and efficiency of tax incentives, and provides a framework for defining good practices. The vast majority of studies surveyed in this report conclude that R&D tax credits are effective in stimulating investment in R&D. There is limited evidence for a positive impact of R&D tax incentives on innovation. The estimates of the size of this effect are widely diverging and are not always comparable across countries.

Study on R&D tax incentives, the country files and the good practice cases