• 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.


  • April 2010 - September 2010

    Key Trends and Prospects of EU Climate Change Policy

    The project identifies how the existing and forthcoming technologies and service managed and provided by the ESA relate, assist and if possible enhance EU climate change policy objectives in general and in relationship to the 2020 strategy in particular.


  • April 2010 - December 2010

    National Parliaments in the European Decision-making Process: Past Experiences and New Challenges

    CEPS wrote a report on the above issues, which drew its findings from an EU-wide questionnaire.


  • Prospective Analysis for the Mediterranean Region (MEDPRO)

    MEDPRO is a network of 17 research institutes (100 researchers) from both shores of the Mediterranean funded under the FP7, of which CEPS is the leader. The project aims to undertake a deep foresight analysis of the development issues in eleven countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean participating in the Barcelona process and in the Union for the Mediterranean. The project will undertake an analysis of the current state and prospective development in main areas of socio-economic development: Geopolitics and governance; demography, ageing, migration, health and gender issues; sustainable development, management of resources, adaptation to global warming; energy and climate change mitigation; economic development, trade and investment; financial services and capital markets and human capital, education and development of skills. It will then bring the partial foresight analyses in these areas into a broader framework of quantitative general equilibrium modelling, and be completed with qualitative scenarios for regional and broader integration within the region and with the EU and policy conclusions for the EU approach.

  • 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.

  • March 2010 - July 2010

    INREV and the EU Regulatory Framework for Real Estate Investment Funds

    The objective of this study is to review the current regulatory framework and its decision-making process and to assess the role of industry associations in this context.


  • February 2010 - January 2013

    Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe - Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy (RELIGARE)

     RELIGARE starts from the idea of equality and how it is challenged by the increasing diversity of religions and other convictions that are transforming Europe into a new type of entity. The Union’s expansion, together with important migration fluxes, partly explains a process of increasing diversity within the EU. Against that background an increasingly number of citizens, many of whom are new EU citizens, hold beliefs and values different from the majority. More generally one observes that individuals and groups today are claiming recognition of their (religious) identity in their family life, in their work place, in the public space, and in the way(s) States provide support to religious and other groupings. These claims sometimes question and disturb the existing models of secularism in Europe and public authorities therefore face demanding challenges, probably more than ever before in history, of establishing social cohesion.

  • January 2010 - December 2012

    Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors (INDICSER)

    The INDICSER project will identify and develop the indicators of service sectors required by the academic and policy community in attempting to understand economic developments in these sectors and their impact on aggregate growth. Therefore, the main objective of the INDICSER project is to develop indicators which are able to provide information on the determinants of growth in service sectors in the European Union. The INDICSER project will explore indicators in two broad groups, indicators for market services and indicators for non-market services, reflecting the very different measurement issues and states of development in the two. CEPS, in particular, will contribute by developing indicators for intangible capital, health care and education sectors.

  • January 2010 - December 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Justice and Home Affairs Issues

    Framework contract to provide the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament with external expertise in the field of justice and home affairs as well as the evaluation of the impact assessments made by the European Commission on its legislative proposals and the realisation of impact assessments of its substantive amendments to the European Commission's proposals.

    CEPS is involved in the following lots: ‘Regular overview of the development of the area on freedom, security and justice’; ‘Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and data protection’ (both together with the Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits); ‘Respect and promotion of fundamental rights, citizenship and combating discrimination’; ‘Asylum’; ‘Immigration, integration and management of the EU’s external borders’;

    Lot 2. Respect and promotion of fundamental rights, citizenship and combating discrimination

  • January 2010 - December 2013

    Forest Fires under Climate, Social and Economic Changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other Fire-affected Areas of the World (FUME)

    CEPS participates in a consortium under this large-scale integrated projected funded by the EU under the 7th Framework Programme for a period of 48 months. 33 partners, from 17 different countries, from 4 continents will study the interactions between land-use and land-cover changes, socioeconomic changes and climate change. The objectives will be, first, to understand how these factors interacted in the past to produce forest fires and, second, to model future changes in all these components to produce the best available projections on how forest fires might change in the coming decades. Special attention will be given to the projected increases in climate and weather extremes (drought, heat waves) since under such conditions fires become more devastating. FUME will produce, among other things, the most complete cartography of forest fires in Europe, and will identify the factors that were behind fires, particularly, large forest fires. Maps with future risk will also be produced as well as an evaluation of the vulnerability of the vegetation to the new conditions. Threats for regenerating ecosystems under climate extremes, particularly drought, will also be investigated.