We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME) aims to enhance the EU policy process through ex-post causal evaluation and data-driven microeconomic analysis.
The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation serves as a focal point of reference to support policy-making across a wide range of areas of impact evaluation of EU policies, by providing advice on data collection and evaluation design, capacity building on counterfactual methods, microeconometric analysis and counterfactual impact evaluation.
It also provides infrastructure for evaluation knowledge management, in the form of a (Micro) Data Bank and an Evaluations Bank.
The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation contributes to ensure that both appropriate counterfactual methods and micro-data sources are used in a systematic way across the Commission policy cycle.
Quantitative evaluation of EU policies across a variety of socio-economic outcomes could greatly contribute to the Better Regulation Agenda, the European Semester and the targeting of the European Structural Investment Funds.
The Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation (CRIE), jointly established in collaboration with DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, was the precursor and now an integral part, of The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation.