European policy support
CEP has extensive experience of collaborating with European and international partners in undertaking and managing major European projects with a research and practical focus. CEP has a long track record of commissions for the European Environment Agency (EEA) and European Commission. Our work has included a wide variety of policy assessments and research to provide evidence for policy making and review. A particular area of expertise at CEP is in the use of forward-looking information in policy making, including understanding global megatrends and their implications and how to incorporate emerging issues and risks in policy.
Example projects include:
European Environment Agency Framework Contract for the provision of expert assistance on forward looking analysis, sustainability assessments and systemic transitions (CEP-led consortium). 2017 - 2021.
Water use in the Western Balkans: regional outlooks and global megatrends (led by the European Topic Center on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters). For the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2016 - 2017.
Methodological framework for the systematic identification of emerging risks to the environment (with Milieu). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2016 - 2017.
Provision of support to the assessment of the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive's plans and implementation (led by WRc, with Arcadis, Bio by Deloitte, Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Ecologic Institute, Ecosphere, Eptisa, Fresh-Thoughts Consulting, INTECSA-INARSA, InterSus, Milieu, NIVA, OIEau, SEVEN Engineering Consultants and the Umweltbundesamt (UBA)). For European Commission's DG Environment. 2016 - 2018.
Mapping Europe’s future: understanding the implications of global megatrends for European countries. For the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). 2015 - 2016.
Study concerning the preparation of the report on the application and effectiveness of the SEA Directive (Directive 2001/42/EC) (led by Milieu Ltd). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2015 - 2016.
Providing technical support on 'tipping points' in ecosystems and planetary boundaries. For the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2015.
Consolidation of analytical approaches for green infrastructure and ecosystem assessment. For the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2015.
The health and social benefits of nature and biodiversity protection (led by IEEP, with Milieu, METLA, ICLEI and WWF Germany). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2015 - 2016.
Manuscript on mapping and assessing ecosystems. For the European Environment Agency. 2014 - 2015.
Public perception of environmental risks (with University of A Coruña, University of Latvia, Oikos, Sapienza University of Rome and West University of Timisoara). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2014 - 2015.
Mapping of available and scoping of new indicators to meet monitoring needs of the 7th Environmental Action Programme (with Milieu). For the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2014.
Support to developing Forward-looking Information and Services (FLIS) and global megatrends fact sheets/indicators elaboration (with Milieu). For the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013 - 2014.
Assessing and strengthening the science and EU environment policy interface (with Milieu). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2011.
Update to the BLOSSOM project (Bridging Long-term Scenario and Strategy analysis - Organisation and Methods) - support to analysis for long term governance and institutional arrangements (with Milieu and Stockholm Environmental Institute). For the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2009 - 2010.