Development and Assessment of Statistical Indicators for EU Policies
This project contributes to the conception, development and assessment of statistical indicators needed to benchmark progress of Member States in a variety of policy fields connected with the Lisbon agenda, specifically innovation, internal market, product market reforms, high-tech trade. A great methodological expertise in both composite indicators and sensitivity analysis has been developed in the years. Composite indicators are increasingly used by European and National policy markers and media to evaluate the relative performance of countries, regions, or cities in various fields and to assess their progress over time based on the policies there undertaken. Sensitivity analysis is used to check the robustness of the message supplied by the indicator, as a sort of pedigree for the indicators, and as a tool to improve their quality.
Center for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL)
CRELL develops indicator-based assessment methods and tools to monitor education and training systems. Its work spans from education management to the analysis of outputs and outcomes of education and training systems.
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Quality and Scientific Information in the EU Policy Processes
Policy development at the European Union has to be developed based on robust knowledge. In particular, when scientific advice is needed we have to ensure its quality and reliability but it also has to be robust from the society point of view. This projects develops, tests and deploys guidelines and tools for quality assessment of policy relevant scientific information. Concrete policy areas of application up to now have been water governance, climate change, sustainability, health and education.