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 Future of Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies - Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient

    Publication date: 26/05/2023Theme: Research and innovation, Smart specialisation, Digital policy and connectivityAuthor: Susanna Fontana, Fabio Bisogni (Fondazione FORMIT), Robin Renwick (Trilateral Research Limited)
  • New avenues for functional cooperation at local and regional level in EaP countries

    Publication date: 24/05/2023Theme: Eastern PartnershipAuthor: Agnieszka Kulesa and Piotr Kazmierkiewicz (CASE- Center for Economic and Social Research), Riya Roy and Elitsa Garnizova (LSE Consulting)
  • The cost of non-rurality - preparing for a better urban-rural balance in EU funding

    Publication date: 28/04/2023Theme: AgricultureAuthor: Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Tamás Kiss-Gálfalvi, Doina Postica (CEPS), Izabela Marcinkowska and Karolina Zubel (CASE)
  • The impact of EU climate and energy initiatives on cities climate transition

    Publication date: 28/04/2023Theme: Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, Green DealAuthor: Michela Gasperini, Per Lundberg, Agnieszka Markowska, Isa Vroom
  • Digital Resilience

    Publication date: 28/04/2023Theme: Digital agenda, Digital policy and connectivity, Research and innovationAuthor: Simona Cavallini, Rossella Soldi (Progress Consulting S.r.l.), Gabriele Casalini, Giorgos Verdi, Antonio Grasso (European DIGITAL SME Alliance), Edited by Ruth Harland
  • The role of Mediterranean cities and regions in building urban health policies, in particular through sustainable urban mobility measures

    Publication date: 17/04/2023Theme: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, Urban policy, Sustainable mobility, Public healthAuthor: Raffaele Alfonsi, Gabriele Giustiniani, Matteo Grassi
  • Overview: Cohesion Policy benchmarks beyond GDP to better reflect well-being standard of living

    Publication date: 06/03/2023Theme: Cohesion policy reformAuthor: Kai Böhme, Kirsti Hagemann, Bozhidar Ivanov, Paola Marinović and Sabine Zillmer
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