Latest News & Upcoming Events

Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

22 Oct 2018

On 19 October 2018, as a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents.

JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards - 05/09 November 2018

14 Aug 2018

The JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards is an annual five-day event during which local and international policy and decision makers, academics, think tanks, and practitioners in a wide range of socio-economic fields.

Cultural and Creative Treasure Hunt in Toulouse

3 Jul 2018
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with Toulouse Tourism Office and the Toulouse based Tourism School, will be proposing a graphical interactive preview of Cultural gems app at the EuroScience Open Forum in Toulouse “Science in the City” Festival.

Cultural Gems in Europe: tell us what you think!

25 May 2018

We are carrying out a short survey to better assess the needs and interests of potential users of "Cultural gems" Mobile Web App. Your contribution will help us shape an App that fits your needs.

JRC Seminar

8 May 2018

Promoting Cultural Awareness: The Cross Cultural Competence Learning & Education Research Lab

2018 Workshop: The Impacts and Methodology of Indicators and Scoreboards

20 Mar 2018

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to bring together policy analysts and researchers from the European Commission and the academia, to foster a practical exchange of ideas and experiences related to the impacts, uses and abuses of indicators, and to explore the implications for the design of scoreboards and indicator frameworks.

15th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards & 2017 Annual meeting of Community of Practice.

6 Nov 2017

The training (06-08 Nov) will offer the lessons learnt from the JRC assessments on more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards.

Launch of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor

6 Jul 2017

The first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor represents a first step towards creating a better measurement and understanding of how diverse Cultural and Creative Cities behave and perform across Europe. This tool allows monitoring and assessing the performance of 168 ‘Cultural and Creative Cities’ in Europe compared to their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data.
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Launch of the Social Scoreboard Platform

26 Apr 2017

The Social Scoreboard supports The European Pillar of Social Rights implementation with key indicators tracking major social and employment developments in the EU and the Euro area. It aims to be a tangible, holistic and objective monitoring tool easily accessible and understandable to the citizens.
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European Research Area Progress Report 2016 Published

16 Feb 2017

The newly published European Research Area Progress Report 2016 benchmarks country performance using a set of headline indicators, including the JRC’s ‘Adjusted Research Excellence Index’.

JRC Supports 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

25 Jan 2017

The JRC has been invited for the fourth time to contribute its statistical expertise to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), which was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on January 16th 2017.

Past News & Events

Launch of the Small Business Act country Fact sheets 2016

28 Nov 2016

The European Semester 2016 Spring Package encouraged EU Member States “to ensure an environment that is conducive to investment and to remove barriers and bottlenecks to investment”.

14th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards & 2016 Annual meeting of Community of Practice.

18 Sep 2016

The training (26-28 September 2016) will offer the lessons learnt from the JRC assessments on more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards.

3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management

15 Jun 2016

ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy*, launches the call for applications for the 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management (the JRC is a member of the Steering Committee of the Award).

Towards meaningful performance budgeting: How to proceed after 60 years of failure?

17 Apr 2016

Why meaningful performance budgeting is hardly successful? What are the limitations of performance measurement? How to make the best of performance budgeting? 
“What’s the use of measuring speed if you don’t go in the right direction”

Performance-based budgeting: towards a new methodological approach

4 Apr 2016

How to puzzle out the new challenges of PBB at EU level? How to set up key-performance indicators? What is the role of stakeholders?
“It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance."

Simplifying the complex: informing and monitoring policies with composite indicators

3 Feb 2016

On 3 February 2016, the European Commission launched a competence centre to bring together the policy and scientific expertise available in-house to ensure their highest quality.

Composite Indicators and Scoreboards: Sharing Best Practices

1 Feb 2016

The purpose of this half day event is to bring together policy analysts and researchers from the European Commission, international organisations, think tanks and the academia, to foster a practical exchange of experiences across a wide range of key policy areas that are monitored through composite indicators and scoreboards. The event will also see the launch of the Competence Centre on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards (COIN).

Performance-based budgeting

4 Jan 2016

Lessons from academic research and practices in the public sector

13th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards

1 Nov 2015

The training will offer the lessons learnt from the JRC assessments on more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards.

Performance Based Budgeting

1 Oct 2015

JRC Seminar: “Performance Based Budgeting (PBB)- International practices & Implementation dilemmas”