"Mapping European Competitiveness" (MAPCOMPETE) is a FP7 proposal of six European universities and research centers (from Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Hungary) to provide an assessment of data opportunities and requirements for the analysis of comparative competitiveness in European countries.
The aim of this project is to provide a thorough assessment of data opportunities and requirements for the analysis of comparative competitiveness in European countries. Work will provide a comprehensive overview of the datasets which are either used to construct already existent competitiveness indicators or could represent the source to build new indicators. Also, the conditions and requirements to match datasets on different topical, technical and regional levels will be analyzed, both within and across countries. The project plans to identify steps to enhance the quality and availability of existing data and new methods and sources for new data collection will be suggested. The objective is to contribute to designing new research directions leading towards better competitiveness indicators in order to establish a bridge between its micro and micro dimensions.