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.

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 to define the scope… Read more »

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Crowdfunding on research and innovation in Europe

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 »

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SME Assembly 2015 – strategic online engagement of stakeholders

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 »

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Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker

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.

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Evaluation of the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative

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 »

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Digital Action Day 2014 – Stakeholders Online engagement

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 »

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Analysis of alternative funding mechanisms for scientific research

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 »

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European Data Market

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.

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Feasibility study on using automated technologies to support policy-making

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.

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In-depth contextual analysis of the 2012 eGovernment benchmark

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.

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Benchmarking deployment of eHealth among general practitioners II

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.

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.