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What you need.

Impact assessments are an essential part of European policy as EU policies and laws should be tailored to achieve their objectives at the lowest possible cost.

This is accomplished through open and transparent procedures, access to the best facts available, and the proactive inclusion of relevant stakeholders in the decision-making process.

What we offer.

We highlight the advantages and disadvantages of policy options. We consider the potential impact on economic, social, and environmental levels. By contributing to the European Better Regulation Agenda, we carry out impact assessments and regulatory fitness checks for decision-makers.

With our methodology toolbox, we quantify effects for a wide range of policy areas. With the help of the proven Prognos model landscape, we investigate macroeconomic effects, while simulations using our AI-based model “LABS” enable us to assess causal relationships at the micro level. Cost-benefit analyses, the EU standard cost model, or life cycle assessments, are also part of our portfolio.


Impact Assessment: A selection of our services

Identification of impacts 

We draw from a comprehensive set of methods to identify potential impacts – from strategic foresight tools to identifying sectoral, environmental, or territorial impacts.

Stakeholder consultations

We develop appropriate consultation strategies together with collection tools, consult your stakeholders, and evaluate the information systematically and according to objective criteria. We further execute this transparently and in compliance with data protection.

Implementation of (regulatory) fitness checks

We support clients like the European Commission in implementing (regulatory) fitness checks to assess whether the legal framework is appropriate for a specific policy area. Our objective is to identify excessive administrative burdens, overlaps, gaps, inconsistencies, and outdated measures, in order to calculate the cumulative impact of legal proposals.

Supporting impact assessments

We provide guidance in the implementation of impact assessments, for legislative proposals, non-legislative initiatives, implementing acts, and delegated acts. Our impact assessments focus on describing the environmental, social, and economic impact of each initiative and its significance, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises and the competitiveness of the EU.

Our work in this field

European Regional Development Fund: Evaluation of RTD-Investments

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Evaluation of investments in Research & Technological Development infrastructures and activities supported by the ERDF from 2007 to 2013.

Coordination and harmonisation of ESI Funds and other EU Instruments

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Has harmonization of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) and other EU instruments improved? This is the subject of a study by KPMG and Prognos commissioned by the European Commission.

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Markus Zock

Project Manager

+32 280 89 947

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Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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