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  1. Regional economic analysis and modelling

    Economic and social cohesion are major pillars of the European welfare state and a large part of the EU budget is devoted to maintaining and strengthening them through support at the regional level. Impact assessment of EU regional policy is complex, not ...

    11 March 2015

  2. EU Exports to the World: Overview of the effects on employment and income

    As trade agreements create the conditions for an increase in EU exports they also foster more and better job opportunities for European citizens. From 1995 to 2011 the number of jobs in the EU that were supported by exports of goods and services to the re ...

    13 May 2016

  3. Model-based Development of Scenarios for a Sustainable Europe- Methodologies, assumptions and first results

    This report seeks to support the formulation and implementation of policies which help to steer the European Union towards a sustainable future. It charts out plausible development paths, assuming that such paths will have implications for the conceptuali ...

    13 May 2016

  4. Regulation, red tape and location choices of top R&D investors- IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation no. 01/2016

    This paper investigates how product and labour market regulations and red tape affect the way in which top corporate research and development (R&D) investors worldwide organise their cross-border operations. The decision about where a company locates ...

    22 April 2016

  5. JRC Annual Report 2015

    Discover the work of the JRC in 2015 in our online annual report Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’s work carried out in 2015. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities. lbna27501enn_new_2. ...

    14 May 2016

  6. Re-thinking the received wisdom on education: alternative policy lessons

    This technical report deals with secondary data analysis on the link between education investment, educational outcomes and socioeconomic indicators/outputs such as Research Excellence in Science & Technology, Global Innovation Index, Global Competiti ...

    29 April 2016

  7. 3rd Regional Modelling Workshop

    10 Dec 2014 to 11 Dec 2014 This is the third year that JRC-IPTS (Seville) hosts a General Equilibrium workshop to exchange views with researchers from all over Europe and all over the world. The presence of so many experts from the academic world and from ...

    27 March 2015

  8. The professional status of European chemists and chemical engineers

    14 Jul 2015 Which country pays its chemists and chemical engineers the highest salaries? Where can chemists find a new job quickest? Which chemical sub-discipline offers most jobs?   In collaboration with the European Chemistry Thematic Network, the JRC c ...

    21 January 2015

  9. Employability of Chemists: Study Progress and Graduation ceremony 2014 of the Euromaster on Measurement Science in Chemistry

    12 Dec 2014 The Workshop on Employability of Chemists: Study Progress will focus on discussing the use of innovative educational approaches, improving employment prospects and skill levels of young people and increasing their labour market access and empl ...

    27 November 2014

  10. Database of digital services for carers of the elderly launched

    03 Jul 2015 With an ageing population, the number of people in need of long-term care is increasing. As constant caring for someone is challenging, different services are developed to assist carers in fulfilling their activities. In this context, the JRC ...

    03 July 2015

  11. Assessing the Social and Macroeconomic Impacts of Labour Market Integration: A Holistic Approach

    In the age of globalisation and the knowledge economy, skill mobility is perceived as one of the key factors for fully unlocking the labour market potential. Assessing the social and macroeconomic impacts of increased skill mobility is an important though ...

    23 January 2016

  12. Policy applications

    The RHOMOLO model is designed for policy impact assessment. The explicitly modelled spatial dimension makes it a unique tool for territorial impact assessment. Spatial interactions between regional economies are captured through trade of goods and service ...

    14 September 2015

  13. E-skills Mismatch: Evidence from International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

    In this report we produce measures of skill mismatch in the domain of problem solving in technology-rich-environments using PIAAC data for the 13 countries of the European Union participating in the programme (plus the US), extending the methodology devel ...

    22 December 2015

  14. Empirical Studies on the Impacts of ICT Usage in Europe

    This report consists of three studies. The first study presents new empirical evidence on the impact of ICT/e-commerce activities on industry performance measured as employment and labour productivity growth. The second study presents new empirical eviden ...

    17 December 2015

  15. 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

  16. 2035: Paths towards a sustainable EU economy- Sustainable transitions and the potential of eco-innovation for jobs and economic development in the EU eco-industries 2035

    In view of the many current unsustainable resources use and environmental degradation trends, ensuring future success requires reducing the negative emissions and environmental impacts of economic activities, decreasing resources use to get back into the ...

    07 April 2016

  17. Measuring the intra-EU employment driven by the EU exports to the rest of the world

    Ensuring that comprehensive, reliable and comparable economic information is available to support evidence-based policymaking is crucial.The main motivation of this chapter is to show a tool to provide scientific evidence of the effects of international t ...

    11 November 2015

  18. Entrepreneurship Competence: An Overview of Existing Concepts, Policies and Initiatives- Final Report

    This report presents the state of the art on the topic of entrepreneurship competence identifying and comparing different theoretical and practical approaches from the academic and entrepreneurial world. It draws on an extensive literature review, an inve ...

    22 October 2015

  19. Entrepreneurship Competence: An Overview of Existing Concepts, Policies and Initiatives- In-depth case studies report

    Entrepreneurship is recognized by the European Union as one of the eight key competences for lifelong learning, and thus necessary for all members of a knowledge-based society. It is also regarded as an enabler for economic recovery, growth, job creation, ...

    20 November 2015

  20. Adoption of first JRC Work Programme under Horizon 2020

    11 Dec 2013 The European Commission has adopted the JRC's first Work Programme for 2014-2015 under Horizon 2020, the new EU strategy to boost research and innovation. The programme is aligned with the European Union's policy priorities, such as ...

    12 December 2013

  21. How can science support energy-efficiency in buildings?- Roundtable

    29 Nov 2013 A high-level JRC roundtable on efficient buildings was organised today as a follow-up to the 26 March event for scientific support to growth and jobs in the areas of efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment. Today the participants deepened ...

    02 December 2013

  22. The Education and Training Monitor 2013 released by the European Commission

    28 Nov 2013 According to the 2013 Education and Training Monitor recently launched by the European Commission, sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012 ...

    29 November 2013

  23. First EU e-Inclusion map measures the potential for improved digital literacy

    14 Nov 2013 An EU-27 survey of intermediary organisations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 o ...

    14 November 2013

  24. JRC launches the Danube Innovation Partnership

    29 Oct 2013 The JRC formally launched the Danube Innovation Partnership at a kick-off meeting on 29 October in Bucharest, Romania. The Partnership gathers universities and research centres, technology transfer offices, local and national governments from ...

    29 October 2013

  25. Science in support of growth and jobs in the cultural and creative industries

    25 Oct 2013 The JRC held its first high-level conference on 24 October on cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and what role science can play to support growth and jobs in this sector and other fields. Although some regions and national governments do ...

    28 October 2013