Posts Categorized: Projects

The study on the current situation and future challenges of the architecture profession in Catalonia has been published

The study on the situation of architects in Catalonia, in which Open Evidence was responsible for the technical direction, has been published in Catalan and it is now available on the COAC website. The report, entitled Els arquitectes. Situació, oportunitats i perspectives (The architects. Situation, opportunities and prospects) aimed at describing and analysing the professional situation… Read more »

Assessing the impact of ICT-enabled Social Innovation Initiatives in the EU

Open Evidence, in consortium with the Research Institute of Economics – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and EY, has been awarded a contract with the European Commission, Joint Research Centre for the development and piloting of a computer-based model that can assess the impacts of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment in the EU…. Read more »

Supporting Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing – MAFEIP tool

Open Evidence in partnership with Empirica have been awarded a service contract with the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) for procuring support services for the management and utilization of the Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing – MAFEIP tool. The tool aims… Read more »

Impact Assessment support study on emerging issues of data ownership, interoperability, (re)usability and access to data, and liability

The main objective of the project is to provide evidence and analysis for the EU Free Flow of Data Initiative, as announced in the DSM. More specifically, the study will inform the European Commission’s (EC) Impact Assessment concerning the emerging issues of data ownership, interoperability, (re)-usability and access to data, and liability. Current problems will be assessed, followed by an analysis and comparison of the impacts of different policy options.

Publication of the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour”

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We are glad to announce that the Final Report of the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour” conducted by Open Evidence Staff in Consortium with the Londons School of Economics and Block de Ideas has been published and is ready for download. The study, which has… Read more »

Publication of the Final report of the Study “Preparation of the legal and technical background for a voluntary EU standard for low emitting combustion engine driven cars (EULES)”

The final report of the EULES project, related to preparing the legal and technical background for proposing a future voluntary EU low emission limit for combustion engine driven cars, has been published by the European Commission and is ready for download. The principal objectives of the project were to provide the background on the potential… Read more »

Publication of the Final Report of the Study “An analysis of the role and impact of industry participation in the framework programmes”

The Final Report of the Study “An analysis of the role and impact of industry participation in the framework programmes” conducted by Open Evidence and Ernst & Young for the European Commission has been published in the EU bookshop and is ready for download. The objective of the study was to analyse participation patterns understanding… Read more »

Survey on the current situation and future challenges of the architecture profession in Catalonia

The Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) is launching the survey Els arquitectes. Situació, oportunitats i perspectives (The architects. Situation, opportunities and perspectives), for which Open Evidence was entrusted with the technical direction and execution. The objective of the survey is to analyse and describe the professional situation of the Catalan architects in detail. The results will allow… Read more »

Crowdfunding on research and innovation in Europe

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Alternative finance includes a set of fast-growing solutions, from equity-based crowdfunding to peer-to-peer business lending, and from reward based crowdfunding to debt-based securities, is supplying credit to SMEs, providing venture capital to start-ups, offering more diverse and transparent ways for consumers to invest or borrow money, fostering innovation, generating jobs and funding worthwhile social causes…. Read more »

Open Government Services

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The study on the new generation of eGovernment services has been launched in August 2015 by the European Commission in order to provide an analysis of the new generation of Open eGovernment Services as well as of how the public sector can become an agent of innovation.

SME Assembly 2015 – strategic online engagement of stakeholders

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SME Assembly is the biggest annual conference dedicated to the issues of European SMEs. Participants are invited to co-create SME policy and to find new ways of working together, to ensure effective support for entrepreneurs. In this context, Open Evidence is responsible for designing the online engagement strategy  in order to ensure maximum engagement of stakeholders´during and after… Read more »

INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly

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INLIFE aims to prolong and suport the independent living of seniors with cognitive impairments through interoperable, open, personalised and seamless ICT solutions that suport home activities, communication, health maintenance and mobility using novel business models based on feedback from large-scale and multi-country pilot applications.

Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker

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The Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker translates recommendations of the Startup Manifesto into easy-to-track policy indicators that enable an on-going review of the progress of the EU Member States in the implementation of policies in support of entrepreneurship and a startup-friendly environment. It is a visual, open and evidence-based approach to monitoring policy progress in key… Read more »

PROEIPAHA – European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The EIPAHA brings together key stakeholders such as end users, public authorities and industry. All of these are actors in the innovation cycle, from research to adaptation, along with those engaged in standardisation and regulation. The partnership provides these actors with a forum in which they can cooperate, united around a common vision that values older people and their contribution to society, identify and overcome potential innovations barriers and mobilize instruments.

Evaluation of the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative

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The Innovation Union is the EU strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment in Europe. Launched in 2010, it is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe2020 strategy. The strategy, built around 34 specific commitments, consists of a bold, integrated and strategic approach to innovation combining various policies, tool and levels of intervention – Member… Read more »

Kick-off meeting of the support action to the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Today, 30 people from the 14 European organisations partner of the PROEIPAHA project (Funka Nu, Swedish ICT, Open Evidence, Central Denmark Region, VTT, AENOR, Nordic Healthcare Group, PAU Education, EHMA, ERRIN, Tecnalia, RESAH, Inovamais and Outsight) are meeting at the premises of the Open University of Catalunya in Barcelona. The PROEIPAHA project coordinates efforts to support… Read more »

The Final Report on the Study on Online Gambling published

The Final Report on the Study on Online Gambling, conducted a.o. by Open Evidence Staff within the LSE & Partner Consortium, has been published The main objective of the study was to assess the behavioural response of consumers of online gambling services to protective measures tested in experimental settings. The measures tested in two behavioural… Read more »

Digital Action Day 2014 – Stakeholders Online engagement

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The Digital Action Day 2014  (DAD 2014) took place in Brussels, Belgium on 29 September 2014. It is the main EU tech policy event of 2014, and it focussed on the two key themes of Digital Disruption and Transformation. The objectives of the event are to: Make other policy areas become ‘demandeurs’ for digital. Bring better digital… Read more »

The European Commission published the Final Report on Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners

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The European Commission published the Final Report on Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners (2013) funded by Unit 4 of DG CONNECT today. The study comprised a survey among General Practitioners in 31 countries (EU 27 + Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey) to measure and explain levels of availability and adoption of eHealth applications and… Read more »

Support to the ex-post evaluation of the ICT research in FP7

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Open Evidence, together with PriceWaterHouse Cooper, has won the tender to support the ex post evaluation of ICT research in FP7. As the tender indicates: The objective of this study is to support the ex-post evaluation of FP7 research activities in the area of ICT. First of all, the objective is to provide some data… Read more »

Analysis of alternative funding mechanisms for scientific research

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The study, carried out on behalf of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, sheds light on scientific research within the EU that is funded outside the traditional funding systems and performed by both traditional stakeholders such as university governance, as well as new stakeholders such as the public sector, industry and the private sector. The… Read more »

European Data Market

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This study focusses on the analysis of an emerging market which is still evolving and is likely to grow fast in the next 3 years – with new actors coming in from other sectors or arising (start-ups) and new business models developing. The results of this study will feed into the annual reviews of the Digital Agenda Scoreboard providing valuable data and information for the 3 years covered by the project.

FUTURIUM

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Futurium is the online platform launched by the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission to enable a broad reflection on future European policies.

Open Innovation

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The project aims at analysing and redefining how knowledge is created and shared within and outbound the organization.

Feasibility study on using automated technologies to support policy-making

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The objective of this study is to assess the technological requirements and available tools on Internet-related policy-making process and develop an online platform that collects and analyses information thereon. It is sought to provide a set of recommendations on the best “internal governance framework” of this platform, ensuring maximum levels of transparency, accountability, independence and inclusivity.

In-depth contextual analysis of the 2012 eGovernment benchmark

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In light of the eGovernment benchmarking exercise of 2012, the objective of the study is to perform in-depth analysis of the data collected in the 2012 eGovernment benchmarking exercise in order to obtain relevant insights on the state of eGovernment in Europe in the context of current EU eGovernment policy, and to produce a coherent narrative showcasing and interpreting those insights.

Study on tobacco labelling and packaging

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The overall aim of the study was to test – in experimental settings – the effectiveness of new labelling and packaging options for tobacco products using both behavioural and self-reported measures.

Surveying SME use of social technologies

The study comprises a survey conducted in six Member States of the EU of 600 SMEs across different economic sectors on their use of Social Media and Social Networking, identifying drivers and barriers, and providing a holistic picture of the phenomenon.

Benchmarking deployment of eHealth among general practitioners II

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A survey of General Practitioners (GPs) was conducted in 31 countries (EU27+ Croatia, Iceland, Norway, and Turkey) to measure and explain levels of availability and use (adoption) of eHealth applications and services. A random sample of 9,196 GPs was interviewed and data was processed using sophisticate multivariate statistical techniques.

eGovernment impact measurement benchlearning study

Supporting the application of the eGEP Measurement Framework as the key measuring tool for measuring the impact of eGovernment services in Greece, benchlearning pilots were conducted to measure the impacts in terms of efficiency and administrative burden reduction for citizens and businesses of online tax services.

Benchmarking online public services: to develop and improve the eGovernment indicators, Lot 2

This was the second edition of the three years project and focussed on developing indicators to measure the availability and take up of public eProcurement. Instrumental to this work, an institutional mapping of the main procurement players and of the institutional and regulatory bases for public procurement in 27 EU countries was developed.

eGovernment Economics Project (eGEP)

eGEP has been the first EC financed ground breaking study going beyond the benchmarking of services available online and aiming at the measurement of concrete impacts and outcomes.