Projects for Regulation

  • 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 - February 2009

    Impact Assessment of EU-Turkey Negotiations on Chapter 10 (Information Society and Media)

    A study on the expected impact of the then upcoming round of accession negotiations between the EU and Turkey on issues related to information society and media.


  • 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).

  • October 2008 - July 2009

    Analysis of Tying and Other Commercial Practices in the Retail Financial Services Sector

    This study aimed at providing an in-depth description of potentially unfair commercial practices adopted by financial service providers in the EU27, and at providing insights on why such practices are put in place, with a clear aim to identify instances in which the prominent intent or effect is to limit and/or distort customer choice. In addition, the study aimed at measuring the potential impact of such practices on markets, consumers and businesses (in particular, SMEs), and at identifying a range of potential solutions to the observed problems.