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  1. Smart specialisation for regional economic transformation

    The aim of this paper is to provide a quick yet comprehensive understanding of the nature and logic of smart specialisation as a place-based strategy for economic transformation and development. The origin and characteristics of the smart specialisation a ...

    30 April 2016

  2. Verti-zontal differentiation in export markets

    Many trade models of monopolistic competition identify cost efficiency as the main determinant of firm performance in export markets. To date, the analysis of demand factors has received much less attention. We propose a new model where consumer preferenc ...

    24 April 2016

  3. How to Catch a Unicorn: Case Studies

    Technology companies with high market capitalisation (often called unicorns) have been receiving a lot of attention and media coverage recently. In general, unicorns are IT-based (software mostly, but also hardware). They are often rather young global com ...

    07 April 2016

  4. Technological drivers of R&D location

    We discuss the link between corporate R&D internationalization strategies and the countries' technological specialisation. Technological proximity and a country specialisation in emerging technologies are key technological determinants for the lo ...

    21 January 2016

  5. Assessment of strategies for ICT investments using European Structural and Investment Funds: reflections from experts and practical examples

    DG Connect and DG JRC have been supporting MSs and regions in fostering the ICT dimension of planned investments under ESIF. As part of this activity, assistance has been given to seven EU regions. This paper provides a systematic summary of the experts’ ...

    11 January 2016

  6. Internationalising smart specialisation: assessment and issues in the case of EU New Member States

    Smart specialisation is currently probably the largest innovation policy experiment in the world. Its aim is to move the EU less developed countries and regions on path of R&D based growth. This transformation requires not only endogenous knowledge an ...

    23 December 2015

  7. Securing Energy Efficiency to Secure the Energy Union: How Energy Efficiency meets the EU Climate and Energy Goals

    In line with the Energy Union strategy, the EU 2030 climate and energy policy framework sees energy saving as Europe’s first fuel in 2030. Making energy efficiency the mechanism for delivering moderation of demand will enable the EU to meet its objectives ...

    16 December 2015

  8. EU Petroleum Refining Fitness Check: OURSE Modelling and Results

    The OURSE (Oil is Used in Refineries to Supply Energy) model is used to assess ex post the likely impact on the performance and international competitiveness of the EU refineries of the main EU legislation included in the EU Petroleum Refining Fitness Che ...

    17 December 2015

  9. EU Petroleum Refining Fitness Check: Impact of EU Legislation on Sectoral Economic Performance

    This report presents the results of the quantitative assessment of the impact on the petroleum refining sector of legislative measures, identified in the process of European Commission's analysis and stakeholder consultations as being of significant ...

    12 December 2015

  10. Implementation and Use of the Eurocodes in the Candidate and Potential Countries of the EU in the Balkan region

    04 Nov 2014 to 05 Nov 2014 The workshop  “Building capacities for elaboration of NDPs and NA of the Eurocodes in the Balkan region“ is organised within the framework of the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action and intends to foster the implementation of ...

    15 May 2014

  11. Research and Technology Organisations and Smart Specialisation

    Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) have developed in many European countries at both national and regional levels to assist in the support of local industry, often around specific industrial technologies or sectors. With a core responsibility fo ...

    04 December 2015

  12. ERAWatch Interactive Statistical Tool

    ERAWatch http://erawatch.jrc.ec.europa.eu/erawatch/opencms/data_analysis/ The ERAWatch Interactive Statistical Tool allows comparison of specific indicators within time, space and those sectors where data are available. ERAWatch is the European Commission ...

    15 January 2015

  13. Impact of low oil prices on the EU economy

    The report describes the importance of oil for the EU economy and analyses the potential economic effects that current low oil prices since mid-2014 may have in the EU28 economy. Further it assesses how the current oil price decrease may evolve up to 2020 ...

    20 November 2015

  14. EU companies must boost R&D investment to stay globally competitive

    04 Dec 2014 Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite the unfavourable economic environment. However, this growth has slowed in comparison to the previous year's 6.8%. It is also below the 2013 ...

    04 December 2014

  15. Beyond the GDP- Measuring progress, true wealth and the well being of nations

    19 Nov 2007 to 20 Nov 2007 On 19–20 November 2007 in Brussels the European Commission together with the European Parliament, Club of Rome, OECD and WWF will host a high-level conference with the objective of clarifying which indicators are most appropriat ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Decentralization of Education and Autonomy of Schools

    13 Dec 2007 to 15 Dec 2007 IPSC's Centre for Research on Education and Lifelong Learning (CRELL) organizes, in collaboration with the European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA) and the Portuguese Assoctian for Education Law and Policy (A ...

    30 April 2014

  17. EU-Russia Eurocodes Workshop

    09 Oct 2008 to 10 Oct 2008 The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is co-organising an EU-Russia workshop on standardisation for the construction industry in Moscow, October 9-10, 2008. The event explores possibilities for ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Eurocode 6: Background and applications

    02 Apr 2009 to 03 Apr 2009 This workshop intends to contribute towards the transfer of background knowledge and expertise of Eurocode 6 writers (CEN/TC250/SC6) to potential trainers on national level. The principal objectives of the workshop are to: trans ...

    30 April 2014

  19. 2nd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2010)

    03 Mar 2010 to 04 Mar 2010 The 2nd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2010), focussing on Corporate R&D – An engine for growth, a challenge for European policy, will be organised by the JRC's Institute for Prospective Studies (IPTS ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Conference: "Towards an Open and Competitive Economy: Examining the Roots of Innovation"

    05 Apr 2011 The Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and the National Innovation Office together with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre organised a conference entitled "Towards an Open and Competitive Economy". This confere ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Conference: "Scientific Support to a Competitive European Low Carbon Economy: Energy, Transport and Emerging Technologies"

    07 Jul 2011 The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Academy of Sciences together with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre are organising a conference entitled "Scientific Support to a Competitive European L ...

    30 April 2014

  22. 3rd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2011)

    06 Oct 2011 The European Commission's Directorates Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Research (RTD) jointly organise the 3rd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2011). This year the theme of the conference is "The dynamics of Europe& ...

    30 April 2014

  23. European TTO CIRCLE- Plenary Meeting

    19 Oct 2011 to 20 Oct 2011 Connecting Innovation and Research Centres and Laboratories in Europe (CIRCLE) The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising, jointly with the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) a plenary m ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Scientific support to European industrial competitiveness: Roundtable with Industry Chief Scientists

    15 Feb 2012 The Joint Research Centre is organising a roundtable with Industry Chief Scientists entitled “Scientific Support to European Industrial Competitiveness” on 15 February 2012 in Brussels. At this event the Joint Research Centre aims to bring tog ...

    30 April 2014

  25. European TTO CIRCLE- 4th Plenary Meeting

    18 Oct 2012 to 19 Oct 2012 The Joint Research Centre (JRC), jointly with Fraunhofer and the Max-Planck Association, Association, is organising the 4th plenary meeting of the TTO Circle network at their premises in Munich (DE) on 18 and 19 October 2012. Th ...

    30 April 2014