To enable the opt​imal informational support for our rapporteurs and members, the CoR can call on the help of external experts to create scientific studies on certain topics of interest.

In addition to  studies published by the CoR, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) also produces briefings and analyse​s relating to and supporting the CoR's consultative work, following the Cooperation Agreement between the European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament of 5 February 2014.

Bro​​ws​e ​studies by year:



  • The impacts of metropolitan regions on their surrounding areas

    Publication date: 06/11/2019Theme: Urban policyAuthor: E. Dallhammer, M. Derszniak-Noirjean, R. Gaugitsch (ÖIR), S. Hans, S. Zillmer (Spatial Foresight), and the case studies by M. Derszniak-Noirjean, M. Gaupp-Berghausen, R. Koscher (ÖIR), S. Hans, C. Lüer (Spatial Foresight).
  • The contribution of local and regional authorities to regional integration in the Mediterranean

    Publication date: 10/10/2019Theme: Multi-level governance and devolution, Euro-Mediterranean PartnershipAuthor: Aleksandra Chmielewska, Emmanuel Cohen-Hadria, Krzysztof Głowacki, Agnieszka Kulesa, Justine Renard and Katarzyna Sidło (CASE)
  • Contribution of local and regional authorities to the development of the blue economy in the Mediterranean

    Publication date: 09/10/2019Theme: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, Fisheries and maritime affairs, TourismAuthor: Roger Albinyana, Krzysztof Głowacki, Maria Krell, Anna Malinowska, Daniel Ruiz-Giménez, Katarzyna Sidło, Karolina Zubel (CASE)
  • The role of local and regional authorities in National Energy and Climate Plans taking into account the recommendations by the European Commission

    Publication date: 27/09/2019Theme: Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor: Mariya Gancheva, Argyro Kepesidi and Sarah O’Brien
  • Evaluation of the impact of the current CAP on the agriculture of developing countries

    Publication date: 20/09/2019Theme: Agriculture, Development cooperationAuthor: Alan Matthews and Rossella Soldi (Progress Consulting S.r.l., Italy)
  • The contribution of the rail sector to delivering EU policy priorities at local and regional level

    Publication date: 20/09/2019Theme: Rail transportAuthor: Jürgen Pucher, Jakob Weiss, Wolfgang Schausberger and Tanja Werneck (Metis GmbH)
  • Financing climate action (part 2): cities and regions investing in energy

    Publication date: 19/09/2019Theme: Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor: Mariya Gancheva, Agnieszka Markowska and Sarah O’Brien (Milieu Consulting SPRL)
  • European Regional Social Scoreboard

    Publication date: 09/09/2019Theme: Employment, Education, Social protection, Equality, Demographic changeAuthor: European Committee of the Regions (SEDEC commission) and Eurostat
  • EU policy framework on SMEs: state of play and challenges

    Publication date: 29/07/2019Theme: SME policyAuthor: Michele Alessandrini, Alessandro Valenza, Andrea Gramillano, Chiara Zingaretti, (t33 Srl), Sabine Zillmer, Frank Holstein and Giacomo Salvatori (Spatial Foresight). Contributions from Erich Dallhammer,Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen and Martyna Derszniak (ÖIR)
  • Implementing a place-based approach to EU industrial policy strategy

    Publication date: 16/07/2019Theme: Industrial policyAuthor: M. Alessandrini (t33), P. Celotti (t33), E. Dallhammer (OIR), H. Gorny (OIR), A. Gramillano (t33), B. Schuh (OIR) and C. Zingaretti (t33) with contributions from M. Toptsidou (Spatial Foresight)
  • Assessing the implementation of the 2014 Directives on public procurement: challenges and opportunities at regional and local level

    Publication date: 14/06/2019Theme: Public procurementAuthor: Alessandro Valenza, Michele Alessandrini, Paul Negrila and Pietro Celotti (t33 Srl).
  • Capacity building of local and regional public administration in Eastern Partnership countries

    Publication date: 23/05/2019Theme: Eastern Partnership, Multi-level governance and devolutionAuthor: Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) - Szymon Ananicz, Dzmitry Babicki, Stanislav Bieliei, Krzysztof Głowacki, Justine Renard, Nino Sichinava, Katarzyna Sidło, Małgorzata Zawadzka
  • European research area (ERA) – Regional and cross-border perspectives

    Publication date: 26/04/2019Theme: Innovation and researchAuthor: EPRS
  • Contribution of EU local and regional authorities to a successful implementation of the EU Long Term Strategy

    Publication date: 15/04/2019Theme: Environment policyAuthor: Mariya Gancheva, Guillermo Gea, Matthew Jones, Sarah O’Brien and Tugce Tugran (Milieu Ltd, Belgium).
  • A territorial approach for the implementation of the SDGs in the EU – The role of the European Committee of the Regions

    Publication date: 11/04/2019Theme: Long-term strategy for investment, growth and jobs (renewed Europe 2020)Author: François Levarlet, Michele Alessandrini, Pietro Celotti (t33) with contributions from Giacomo Salvatori and Frank Holstein (Spatial Foresight), Martyna Derszniak-Noirjean and Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen (ÖIR), Paolo Seri, Veronika Müller (t33)
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