• 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.

  • April 2011 - November 2011

    Socio-economic Value of CO² Free Generation in Northern Europe

    This study aims to assess the societal value of carbon-free power generated in the Nordic market and to compare this value with the hypothetical value of new generation investment. It will then analyse possible ways of enhancing grid investment


  • Employment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market (NEUJOBS)

    NEUJOBS was a research project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project consisted of 29 partners and 23 Work Packages (WP). NEUJOBS objective was to analyse likely future developments in the European labour market(s), in view of four major transitions that are impacting employment and European societies in general. The first of these transitions is the socio-ecological one: a comprehensive change in the patterns of social organisation and culture, production and consumption that will drive humanity beyond the current industrial model towards a more sustainable future. The second is the societal transition produced by the combination of population ageing, low fertility rates, changing family structures, urbanisation and growing female employment. The third transition concerns new territorial dynamics and the balance between agglomeration and dispersion forces. The fourth is a skills (upgrading) transition and the partners were interested in its likely consequences for employment and (in) equality.

  • February 2011 - January 2014

    Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates (AMPERE)

     Climate policy needs to aim at ambitious long-term climate stabilization. This will require managing the transition from carbon intensive to low carbon economies within this century. For the transition to be sustainable, it must not impede economic development and avoid environmental side effects. Research on mitigation pathways to a low carbon society and the associated mitigation costs is indispensable for informing policy makers. The project AMPERE will assess the multitude of mitigation pathways in a multi-model intercomparison exercise, their sensitivity to key socioeconomic and climate factors, and the robustness of mitigation costs. It will focus on three central areas: (i) The role of climate feedbacks and land use constraints on the remaining carbon budget for supplying societies around the globe with energy, (ii) the role of path dependency and innovation in the energy sector, (iii) the role of real world policy imperfections like market barriers and limited participation in climate policy regimes, and (iv) the implications for decarbonisation pathways for Europe.


  • February 2011 - January 2013

    Macro and Financial Crisis Management in the South Mediterranean Countries: Lessons and Prospects

    The main aim of this study is to monitor the actual effects of the global financial crisis in the Couth Mediterranean region and to provide a deep analysis of the post-crisis era, viability of exit strategies and the future of reforms in the region. CEPS is collaborating with researchers in the region.


  • February 2011 - January 2014

    Supporting Fundamental Rights, Privacy and Ethics in Surveillance Technologies (SAPIENT)

    SAPIENT is a 36-month Collaborative Project that aims to specify how and when smart surveillance should be used (or not) and its characteristics to be effective and scalable to rapidly adapt to changing situations. It will provide stakeholders with a set of criteria for data protection and integrity that can be used to verify that surveillance systems and the sharing of information respect the privacy of citizens.

    The project will develop and provide a privacy impact assessment methodology, which is tailor-made for surveillance projects and technology developments and, in so doing, the use of the methodology will provide a means for limiting the collection and storage of unnecessary data. It will focus on the necessity and proportionality of data collection needs to avoid undue threats to data protection and privacy. SAPIENT will pave the way towards an approach of surveillance where the respect of the privacy of the citizen will be central.



  • February 2011 - December 2011

    The Role of the EU Budget in Promoting Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    The aim of the study is to examine and develop proposals to reform the EU budget in line with the flagship objectives of the EU 2020 strategy. A task force will run concurrently with this study.


  • February 2011 - October 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Financial Services

    CEPS has been retained by the European Parliament to provide it with independent expert advice on a variety of current and emerging issues connected to its work. Expertise could be requested on banking, insurance, securities and consumer protection in financial services.


  • 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.


  • 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.