We provide Committees of the European Parliament in the area of Structural & Cohesion Policies with a dedicated research service. As a ‘Policy Department’ we do our own research but also contract external experts to deliver studies and briefings for the Committees. This blog:-

  • Presents our products and services (including links to publicly-available content)
  • Highlights events, research, publications, online information of interest for our policy areas
  • Advertises contract opportunities to potential suppliers, supplementing the definitive information to be found on the Europarl website http://www.europarl.europa.eu/contracts-and-grants/en/20150201PVL00098/Invitations-to-tender
  • Gives advance notice of upcoming research projects which are likely to become future contract opportunities

The blog is part of a pilot project to improve communications with the policy network in our five areas of responsibility. Another element of this project is Twitter accounts for each Committee sector, to highlight relevant content from the Policy Department and elsewhere. Your feedback on the project is very welcome.

Neither the blog nor the Twitter accounts represent the views of the European Parliament or of the Committees served. Please see the general disclaimer.

The Policy Department for Structural & Cohesion Policies is a unit within Directorate B of DG IPOL (Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union) of the European Parliament.

There are four other Policy Departments serving the Committees and Delegations of the European Parliament. The publicly-available content produced by all the Policy Departments is available at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html together with products by other research services in the European Parliament.

Each Committee has a mini-website which includes e.g. documents, events, listings of research done for the Committee. An overview of the Committees and their work, and the complete set of Committee websites, can be accessed here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/home.html  [English language, other EU language versions also available].

Members and other internal clients can see an intranet site for all of the Policy Departments here: Link for internal clients only. They can also consult IPOL’s page on the intranet here: Link for internal clients only