Projects for Regulation

  • March 2017 - February 2018

    Labour Market Intermediaries, online talent platforms and the changing world of work

    The World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI Europa are conducting a joint project funded by DG EMPL that aims to carry out a mapping of existing online talent platforms and crowd-working intermediaries in order to assess their impact in the labour market and compare them with the characteristics and regulation of the temporary work agencies. The research will look into several dimensions of these online talent platforms and their contribution to the labour market and compare these with temporary agency work (TAW). CEPS and IZA have been subcontracted to perform the research. CEPS is the leader of the consortium. 

  • July 2016 - May 2017

    Impact of Digitalisation and on-demand economy on labour markets and consequences for employment and industrial relations

    The Employers Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) requested a study on the impact of digitalisation and the on-demand economy on labour markets and the consequences for employment and industrial relations. It discusses job creation and destruction, governments’ responses as well as the impact on employment, working conditions, the organisation of work, customer relations, industrial relations and collective bargaining. While the study focuses on how employers experience and respond to these new challenges, it is evidence-based and strives to maintain a balanced perspective. The study is dedicated to the EU, but particular attention was paid to the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Estonia and Finland. The study combines a literature review with interviews. It resulted in a report that was presented to the Employers Group in May 2017 and is now available online.


  • August 2011 - July 2015

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Impact Assessments in Industry, ICT & Telecom and Research

    Provision of impact assessments on the EU’s industrial policy and application of new technologies, including measures relating in SMEs; issues related to research; telecommunication and information society and information communication technology.


  • April 2011 - November 2011

    Monitoring the Uptake of Green Public Procurement in the EU

     CEPS and the College of Europe are working together to conduct a survey to measure the uptake of GPP in each of the 27 Member States. The survey results will be analysed to highlight any differences in the number and volume of contracts between Member States, the levels of government, produce and service groups, and the different stages of procurement in which environmental criteria were used.

  • February 2011 - May 2011

    How can EU and Governments foster an Entrepreneurial and Innovation-driven Environment?

    This study aimed to provide a platform for public debate on governmental stimulation of innovation and growth within the market place.


  • 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’.


  • July 2010 - January 2011

    Study on the Impact of National Rules on Unilateral Conduct that Diverge from Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

    In the consortium led by the College of Europe, CEPS’ contribution to the study included the definition of a methodology for impact assessment and the definition of the templates and questionnaires for conducting the data collection and business surveys.


  • September 2009 - July 2014

    Impact Assessment for the European Commission on Enterprises and Microeconomics

    CEPS has been subcontracted to provide different briefing notes and reports on issues such as:
    - Registration of motor vehicles previously registered in another Member State
    - Online survey on costs for beneficiaries of grants & financial institutions under EIP


  • July 2009 - July 2013

    Provision of Studies and Other Supporting Services on Commission Impact Assessments and Evaluations

    As part of this framework contract, CEPS has carried out assessments for the European Commission on the administrative burdens imposed by EC obligations linked directly or indirectly with environmental economics. EC obligations have been mapped and an assessment of administrative burdens stemming from these obligations as well as the impact of regulatory changes on these burdens have been analysed.


  • November 2008 - April 2010

    Social Impact Assessment as a Tool for Mainstreaming Social Inclusion and Social Protection Concerns in Policy-Making in EU Member States

    This study was carried out by a team composed of better regulation experts and social policy experts from The Evaluation Partnership (TEP) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and was commissioned to support mutual learning on social impact assessment within the Open Method of Coordination on Social Protection and Social Inclusion (OMC SPSI). The overall objective of the study is to describe, compare and analyse the different ways in which SIA is currently carried out in the EU and to identify recommendations for the implementation of effective social impact assessment systems and for effective social impact assessment analysis. In particular, the study is meant to provide:
    • a general overview (mapping) of the social impact assessment arrangements that are currently in place in the EU at the national and (where applicable) regional level;
    • an in depth comparative analysis of a limited set of well developed / particularly interesting social impact assessment systems, also focussing on the way in which these systems have developed over time in response to challenges, problems encountered;