Framework contract for studies in the field of Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research, Culture and Digital Single Market (Lot 1 – Social and Employment Policy)

Client/Funding Institution

Committee of the Regions


The purpose of this framework contract is to enhance the European Committee of the Regions’ capacity to provide input into the policy-making process by a) increasing its rapid response capability, b) allowing a broader consultation of local and regional players, c) offering the possibility of drawing up specific opinions on topics of current interest, d) making databases and knowledge built up by research centres and universities accessible for the evaluation of policies, e) improve its capacity to prepare outlook opinions in the context of the Cooperation Protocol with the European Commission, f) use Territorial Impact Assessments as valuable tools for complementing Commission ex ante impact assessments and g) strengthen the capacity and increase the activity in foresight analysis of regional and local developments. The framework contract focuses on social and employment policies that will be addressed from the perspective of local and regional authorities. wiiw is leading a consortium with Spatial Foresight and t33.


July 2022 - June 2023

wiiw team Leader

Roman Römisch

wiiw Staff

Richard Grieveson, Branimir Jovanović, Sandra M. Leitner, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Ambre Maucorps, Maryna Tverdostup

Project Partners

Spatial Foresight, t33

Keywords: Social cohesion, regional development, employment, social, EU regions

Countries covered: European Union

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, Regional Development