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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. DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS OBSERVATORY: From European Electricity Distribution Systems to Representative Distribution Networks

    The European electricity sector is undergoing radical changes in every segment of the power industry, from generation to supply. Ambitious policy goals set at European level to enhance the competitiveness, security and sustainability of the EU's ener ...

    10 June 2016

  3. Social Accounting Matrices for the EU-27 in 2010. Building a new database for RHOMOLO

    This paper describes the construction process of a new set of national social accounting matrices (SAMs) for the EU-27 in 2010 that will be regionalized and used in RHOMOLO, the regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) model developed by the European ...

    06 June 2016

  4. Spatial information in European agricultural data management. Requirements and interoperability supported by a domain model

    Data compatibility and system interoperability are fundamental for crosswalks and collaboration between domains. The most frequently used references for information sharing are time and location. In order to understand the requirements, fundamental proces ...

    08 June 2016

  5. Monitoring Innovation and Territorial Development in Europe: Emergent Strategic Management

    Innovation strategies for smart specialization have become the new framework for organizing innovation support in European regions and states. This article examines how policy-makers conceive monitoring in the context of the current European territorial a ...

    05 June 2016

  6. Implementing Smart Specialisation in Sparsely Populated Areas

    This Working Paper explores Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) in Sparsely Populated Areas (SPA). The paper discusses the most significant elements of Smart Specialisation (S3) in SPA focusing on its theoretical background ...

    24 May 2016

  7. Factors Supporting the Development of Producer Organizations and their Impacts in the Light of Ongoing Changes in Food Supply Chains: A Literature Review

    This report surveys the recent literature on producer organizations with a specific focus on factors affecting their establishment and their impact on farmers' market performance and welfare. The report also discusses producer organizations' rol ...

    25 May 2016

  8. Quantum Technologies: Implications for European Policy. Issues for debate

    New technologies for communications, computing, sensing and timing, which exploit quantum physics more deeply than heretofore, are expected to have high impact and to require a European policy response. This paper raises key discussion points, as a contri ...

    23 May 2016

  9. TACIS INSC PHARE IPA Nuclear Safety

    TIPINS TACIS INSC PHARE IPA Nuclear Safety The TIPINS information system is a web-tool that contains a database of Nuclear Safety contracts financed by the European Union and implemented by DEVCO and ELARG. The main purpose of this tool is to provide an o ...

    13 August 2015

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Biofuels in aviation: Fuel demand and CO2 emissions evolution in Europe toward 2030

    This article presents the results of a scenario-based study carried out at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre aimed at analyzing the future growth of aviation, the resulting fuel demand and the deployment of biofuels in the aviation sector in ...

    22 April 2016

  13. Research Performance Based Funding Systems: a Comparative Assessment

    Performance based funding is used by most EU Member States to increase the performance of their public research system. This report analyses the different nature of systems in EU Member States, selected associated and third countries. It aims to inform Me ...

    16 April 2016

  14. Accessibility and territorial cohesion: ex post analysis of Cohesion Fund infrastructure projects

    The aim of this study is to develop a framework to assess impacts of various policy options and transport infrastructure investments on accessibility at European level. In order to test the developed framework, impacts of transport infrastructure projects ...

    07 April 2016

  15. Property Tax Reform and the User Cost of Owner-occupied Housing in the EU

    In this paper we compute the user cost of housing capital investment in four EU countries (France, Italy, Spain and the UK) following Poterba (1984, 1992) and Poterba and Sinai (2008) to investigate the role played by tax policy during the recent period. ...

    03 April 2016

  16. European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction: Annual Report 2015

    The present report firstly summarizes the background for creating the "European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction", based on a Communication from the European Commission to the Council and the Parliament. It ...

    13 April 2016

  17. Closer cooperation with Global Young Academy

    21 Oct 2015 The JRC and the Global Young Academy today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) expressing their wish to collaborate on issues of mutual interest related to challenges and topics that have European and global policy relevance. The Letter of Intent ...

    21 October 2015

  18. An experimental evaluation of the methodology proposed for the monitoring and certification of CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in Europe

    The European Commission is preparing a new regulatory initiative for monitoring CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of Heavy-Duty Vehicles in Europe. The new methodology is based on a combination of component testing and computer simulation of the vehicles ...

    20 March 2016

  19. How Outward-looking is Smart Specialisation? Results from a survey on inter-regional collaboration in Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), S3 Policy Brief Series No. 16/2016

    Smart specialisation (S3) emphasises the identification of niches, cross-sectorial innovation and solving societal challenges. With this comes a need for an outward-looking dimension, to find a region’s potential advantages in international markets, and t ...

    18 March 2016

  20. European Union Location Framework- Guidelines for public procurement of geospatial technologies

    These guidelines focus on the procurement of location information products and services, such as the acquisition of new location data to support applications, the acquisition of solutions for using location data and services in e Government processes and ...

    23 March 2016

  21. 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

  22. Institutions on the verge: Working at the science policy interface

    In this chapter, we reflect on challenges and opportunities for ‘boundary organisations’ that interface science and policy, at times of increasing complexity and polarisation and decreasing trust in the scientific enterprise, affecting the use of science- ...

    20 March 2016

  23. Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies

    The paper discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agro-food, specifically the linkage between food, territory and branding, the emerging phenomenon of Food Cities and increasing interest in healthier and more sustainable food products. It ...

    04 March 2016

  24. iMAP – integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis

    iMAP iMAP is a policy support-oriented platform that disposes of a number of partial equilibrium (AGLINK-COSIMO, CAPRI, AGMEMOD) and computable general equilibrium (MAGNET, GLOBE, RegEU27) models. Operational since 2006, iMAP (summary report) is hosted by ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Policy impacts on regulating ecosystem services: looking at the implications of 60 years of landscape change on soil erosion prevention in a Mediterranean silvo-pastoral system

    Context. Policy decisions form a major driver of land use change, with important implications for socially and environmentally susceptible regions. It is well known that there can be major unintended consequences, especially where policies are not tailore ...

    03 March 2016