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Cultural gems aims to increase people's interest in culture and at attract quality tourism through a gamified city exploration experience. The app aims at improving engagement with a city's cultural and creative lifeblood.
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Jul 10 2018

A new app is being tested at the Science in the City festival in Toulouse which will enable cities to promote their cultural heritage in a novel and engaging way.

If you are in Toulouse this week for the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), you might have seen them around the city's main square Place du Capitole: a curious looking group of researchers, tourists and students with blue caps and smartphones, their eyes fixed on the next cultural point of interest to be found in the city.

Innovation Radar is a data-driven online tool to help match innovators with those who can help get their innovations to market
Apr 11 2018
Innovation Radar launched – a data-driven online tool to help match innovators with those who can help get their innovations to market.
Paris leads in culture and creativity among cities with over 1 million inhabitants
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Jul 06 2017
Today, the European Commission released the first ever edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’. This new tool developed by the JRC provides comparable data on how European cities perform.
The JRC's "Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS)" report assesses the EU countries according to the framework conditions that affect the creation and growth of businesses, including scale-up companies.
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Nov 28 2016

What type of support do EU countries offer firms to foster their creation and growth? Are the existing ecosystems comparable across the EU? Could EU countries learn from each other? These were the main questions posed in a research project on Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS), the results of which have just been published by the JRC.

Competence centre on composite indicators and scoreboards was launched during a dedicated event in Brussels, on 3 February 2016.
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Feb 03 2016

On 3 February 2016, the European Commission launched a competence centre to bring together the policy and scientific expertise available in-house to ensure their highest quality.

The sector is the third biggest employer in the EU, just behind construction and food & beverage.
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Feb 26 2015

A JRC-hosted roundtable on creative and cultural industries on 25 February brought together policy- and law-makers, as well as cultural associations and foundations and other stakeholders, who discussed how to measure the impact of this remarkably dynamic and innovative sector.

Regarding the specific results for the three dimensions, the study shows that poverty in education – if linked to the degree of urbanisation – is considerably higher than poverty related to health or living standards.
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Dec 29 2014

JRC scientists in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy have built a composite index (MPI-reg) that measures non-income related poverty by studying three dimensions: education, health and living standards.

Jul 30 2014

JRC analysis of EU human settlements, land-use and resource efficiency, as well as modelling work addressing options for urban and regional development have fed into the 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, released on 23 July by the European Commission.

Apr 03 2014

The JRC supported the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to develop the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT), launched today at the UN IFAD premises in Rome. MPAT is an innovative tool for assessing, understanding and addressing rural poverty. It provides data that can inform all levels of decision-making by providing a clearer understanding of rural poverty at household and village level.

Jan 21 2014

The JRC and the University of South Carolina co-authored a study developing a series of indices to measure the drug consequences in the USA over the last decade. It is the first set of indices developed in a US context that summarises the multidimensional phenomenon of drug-related consequences over a multi-year period. The JRC was invited to underpin all the analytical work, given its renowned expertise on composite indicators for policy making. The study was published by the Office for National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) of the White House.


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