Projects for Europe in the World

  • January 2011 - December 2013

    Transparency of Food Pricing (TRANSFOP)

     The overall objective of this project is to address the key aspects of the food chain both that determine the transmission of price changes from farm to consumer levels, emphasising the role of competition in the intermediate and retail stages of the food chain and the broader regulatory environment in which firms in food supply chains across the EU compete. Given that the characteristics of the food sector vary considerably throughout the member states of the EU, and the observation that experience resulting from the recent commodity price spikes were significantly different across many countries, a key feature of the project will be to address how the variation in the structure of the food chain across different EU Member States contributes to food price adjustment in individual countries. Further, the project will address on-going developments in the food chain with regard to various aspects of vertical coordination in food supply chains, consolidation in the food sector, how the regulatory environment in which firms compete affects the overall functioning of food supply chains across the EU and the extent to which these issues also impact on SMEs.

  • November 2010

    EU-Indonesia Trade and Investment Relations

    A short issues paper that provided an overview of the main features of EU-Indonesia trade and investment relations and the key factors that influence EU trade and investment with Indonesia


  • October 2010 - July 2015

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Internal Market Issues

    CEPS has been contracted to provide independent external advice to the European Parliament on issues related to the internal market. CEPS has already provided a briefing note on ‘Market Surveillance in relation to Type Approval requirements’.


  • September 2010 - August 2013

    Comparative Analysis of Factor Markets for Agriculture across the Member States (Factor Markets)

     Well functioning factor markets are a crucial condition for the competitiveness and growth of agriculture and for rural development. At the same time, the functioning of the factor markets themselves are influenced by changes in agriculture and the rural economy, and in EU policies. Member state regulations and institutions affecting land, labour, and capital markets may cause important heterogeneity in the factor markets, which may have important effects on the functioning of the factor markets and on the interactions between factor markets and EU policies. The general objective of the Factor Markets project is to analyse the functioning of factor markets for agriculture in the EU-27, including the Candidate Countries. The Factor Markets project will compare the different markets, their institutional framework and their impact on agricultural development and structural change, as well as their impact on rural economies, for the Member States, Candidate Countries and the EU as a whole. The Factor Markets project will focus on capital, labour and land markets.

  • April 2010 - March 2015

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Regulatory and Policy Issues within the Field of Budget and Budgetary Control in Different EU Policy Areas

    Through this multiple framework contract, expertise shall be provided in the form of briefings and studies, delivered upon ad hoc requests within a limited and defined time frame. They should be short, concise and easily accessible to Members, reflecting their specific needs identified in the individual specifications for each assignment. In addition to written advice, the framework contract would also cover associated services such as attendance at Committee meetings and presentations by lead experts, or the organisation of workshops as appropriate.

    CEPS’s expertise could be requested in Lot 1 Revenue; Lot 2 Cohesion and Lot 3 Preservation & management of natural resources.


  • March 2010 - February 2013

    The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity (SERVICEGAP)

     The project will consider the academic and policy concerns that arise from the increasing importance of the market service sector and the crucial role it appears to play for differential economic performance between industrialised countries. It will do so through examining developments in productivity and its drivers within market services, linkages between services and manufacturing industries, innovation in delivery and types of services and international relationships. The overall objective of this research is to produce a comprehensive study on the impact of market services on aggregate economic growth in the EU and its comparative performance relative to competitor regions, especially the US. CEPS, in particular, will contribute by analyzing the impact of intangible capital to labour productivity within the service sector, as well as an analysis of the internationalization of the service sector.

  • January 2010 - March 2010

    Analysis of EU-Japan Economic Relationship

    This research examined the limits of the status quo and carried out an empirical analysis of the cost-benefits of a EU-Japan enhanced economic agreement for the EU27 and looked at the impact of the EU-Korea FTA on EU-Japan trade relations.


  • January 2010 - December 2013

    Integrated Training Programme for Analysis, Assessment and Advice on EU External Action and its Institutional Architecture (EXACT)

    This Marie Curie Initial Training Network EXACT is an EU wide Ph.D. and professional training programme for 12 young researchers, academics and professionals in the field of EU External Action funded by the European Commission. It provides the opportunity to realise an individual research project leading to a double Ph.D. ("co-tutelle") issued by two universities. It started in October 2010 for a period of three years including local and network-wide activities provided by the partner institutions of the network. CEPS is one of the partners in the project; in total 6 of the 12 researchers conduct their research stays at CEPS during the duration of the project.


  • January 2010 - September 2013

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Foreign Policy with a focus on trade policy

    CEPS is a member of consortium led by LSE Enterprise and which also includes University of Maastricht, University of Parma, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Trinity College Dublin. As part of this contract CEPS has contributed to a study on EU-Korea FTA.


  • November 2009 - September 2013

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Foreign Policy with a focus on the Southern Mediterranean and Greater Middle East

    CEPS is a member of a consortium led by SOFRECO, and with CIDOB and ICMPD. Areas covered by this lot include European Neighbourhood Policy in the southern Mediterranean; EU bilateral and multilateral relations with the Mediterranean and Middle East; Barcelona Process.