Including owner-occupied housing costs in the HICP : some technical and policy remarks : monetary dialogue papers : November 2021.

We discuss the full inclusion of the owner-occupied housing costs (OOHCs) in the EU's harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP). We briefly review the main methods used for including these costs into consumer price indices, and in particular the reasons why the EU authorities prefer to adopt the net acquisitions approach rather than the rent equivalence approach, as other major countries did. We also argue that in the current scenario an acceleration of the EU's roadmap towards a full inclusion of OOHCs in the HICP would be desirable. This paper was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Economic and Monetar..

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Towards a reform of the research assessment system : scoping report.

Reforming research assessment is increasingly considered a priority to ensure the quality, performance and impact of research. Reform, however, requires cultural and systemic changes which are proving to be very complex and slow to implement. During the period March-November 2021, the European Commission consulted European stakeholders on how to facilitate and speed up changes. This scoping report presents the findings from the consultation, identifies the goals that should be pursued with a reform of research assessment, and proposes a coordinated approach based on principles and actions that could be agreed upon by a coalition of research funding and research performing organisations commi..

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The differing EU Member States’ regulations on prostitution and their cross-border implications on women’s rights : executive summary.

This Study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee – after assessing the state-of-the-art of prostitution regulations in EU MSs and the current situation of sex trafficking and related data in the EU – identifies and evaluates cross-border problems/risks related to differing national EU MSs’ regulations and suggests future EU legislation to reduce them, thus preventing women from being trafficked while also protecting fundamental rights and gender equality.

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Official Journal of the European Union, C 474, 24 November 2021

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Final evaluation of the Hercule III programme : final report.

The European Commission, DG OLAF is undertaking the final evaluation of the Hercule III Programme. Within this context, this support study, conducted by Ramboll Management Consulting, provides the Commission with an analytically robust evaluation which assesses the Programme against the key evaluation criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value. The period of analysis of this study spanned from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2020 and the geographical scope encompassed all of the EU Member States. Evidence from qualitative and quantitative data collection shows that the Programme has been highly relevant and effective in the prevention and combat of fra..

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She figures 2021 : policy briefs.

The 2021 She Figures edition is accompanied by seven policy briefs on emerging and ongoing policy priorities in the area of gender equality in research and innovation to further contextualise data trends observed in the main study. The policy briefs cover topics related to women’s presence, participation and progression in science, institutional culture and institutional change, gender imbalance in Europe’s research leadership, gender dimension in research and innovation content and training, holistic view of STEM education at undergraduate level, promoting a gender perspective in innovation, and intersectionality.

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The certification of the absorbed energy (low energy) of Charpy V-notch reference test pieces for tests at 20 °C : ERM®-FA013cc.

This certification report describes the processing and characterisation of ERM®-FA013cc, a batch of Charpy V-notch alloy steel reference test pieces certified for the average absorbed energy (KV). Sets of five of these test pieces are used for the indirect verification of pendulum impact test machines according to ISO 148-2 (Metallic materials - Charpy pendulum impact test – Part 2: Verification of testing machines). KV is operationally defined and refers to the impact energy required to break a V-notched test piece of standardised dimensions, as defined in ISO 148-1. The certified value of ERM-FA013cc is made traceable to the International System of Units (SI), via the SI-traceable certi..

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She figures 2021 : gender in research and innovation : statistics and indicators.

Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s founding values. Since the European Commission’s ERA Communication of 2012, gender equality in research and innovation (R&I) as a priority has been strengthened progressively. The She Figures 2021 publication uses the latest available statistics to monitor the state of gender equality R&I across Europe and beyond, through providing comparable data and analysis for approximately 88 indicators. The data follow the ‘chronological journey’ of women from graduating from doctoral studies to participating in the labour market and acquiring decision-making roles, while exploring differences in women’s and men’s working conditions and rese..

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She figures 2021 : tracking progress on the path towards gender equality in research and innovation.

Since the European Commission’s ERA Communication of 2012, gender equality as a priority has been strengthened progressively. With the 2020 ERA Communication, there has been a renewed commitment for gender equality in Research and Innovation (R&I) through various measures and initiatives. Key to achieving the objectives of the ERA is Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the Framework Programme for R&I, which sets gender equality as a crosscutting principle. The She Figures publication, first released in 2003 and updated every three years since, monitors with comparable pan-European data the state of gender equality in R&I. The data follow the 'chronological journey' of women from graduating from do..

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