Since 1998 WIFO coordinates studies commissioned by the European Commission analysing the competitiveness of the European
Union and its member countries in the context of a major framework contract. The Directorate General for Growth (previously
DG Enterprise and Industry) of the European Commission has published an annual European Competitiveness Report between 1998
and 2014. In 2015 this publication has been discontinued and from 2015 onwards has been replaced by the European Internal
Market and Competitiveness Report reflecting the merger of the Directorate General for the Internal Market and the Directorate
General for Enterprise and Industry. In the context of this framework contract WIFO and its partner institutes have produced
background studies for these EC publications which have been and will be the major tangible output of this project.
The results of these studies next to the European Internal Market and Competitiveness Report form also other landmark publications
of the European Commission such as the EU Industrial Structure Report or the Member State Competitiveness Report. They also
provide crucial intelligence to the Council and the wider public about the state of competitiveness of industries in the EU
economy. In addition, the findings are used to measure progress towards the Europe 2020 Strategy and the effects of structural
reforms in EU member countries.
The research is carried out by a WIFO- led consortium of 20 specialised research institutes from 14 European countries. The
current framework contract is in force for the years 2015 till 2018.
Published up to nowStudies on structural reforms in the EU member countries 2013-2018
Single Market and Competitiveness Report 2017/2018
Single Market and Competitiveness Report 2016/2017
PartnersAIT – Austrian Institute of Technology https://www.ait.ac.at/BSI – The British Standards Institution https://www.bsigroup.com/de-AT/CIREM – Center for International Research and Economic Modelling http://www.cepii.fr/cirem/en/presentation/cirem.htmEBN – European Business and Innovation Center Network https://ebn.eu/ECORYS – http://www.ecorys.com/ESRI – Economic and Social Research Institute http://www.esri.ie/KOF – Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich https://www.kof.ethz.ch/ETLA – Research Institute of the Finnish Economy https://www.etla.fi/en/FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei https://www.feem.it/en/IDEA – Idea Consult http://www.ideaconsult.be/ifW – Kiel Institut für Weltwirtschaft https://www.ifw-kiel.de/ivie – Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Economicas http://www.ivie.es/es_ES/IWE – Institute of World Economics http://www.krtk.mta.hu/english/, http://www.vki.hu/eindex.shtml?setlang=englishNIESR – National Institute of Economic and Social Research https://www.niesr.ac.uk/SPI – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação http://www.spi.pt/CWS – Center für Wirtschaftspolitische Studien https://www.cws.uni-hannover.de/center.htmlSGH – World Economy Research Institute https://ssl-kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KGS/structure/IGS-KGS/Pages/default.aspxVTT – Technical Research Center of Finland http://www.vttresearch.com/wiiw – Wiener Institut für internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche https://wiiw.ac.at/ZEW – Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung http://www.zew.de/