Publications

Study on Territorial Supply Constraints in the EU Retail Sector – November 2020

Client: EC DG Grow
Published: November, 2020

The study, commissioned by the EC Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and carried out by VVA Economics & Policy and LE Europe presents the results of a fact-finding mission on the effects of Territorial Supply Constraints (TSCs) on the Single Market as announced in the 2018 Communication A European retail sector fit […]

Accompanying Study to the EUROPEAN SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE – PILOT ACTION – November 2019

Client: ec-dg-easme
Published: November, 2019

The study undertaken by a consortium comprising CARSA, Ramboll, LE Europe, DIW Econ and Ecorys evaluates the functioning and impact of the pilot of the European SME Innovation Associate program. LE Europe estimated the scale of the program that would be required to address the skills gap currently faced by EU SMEs undertaking innovation activities […]

2018/2019 SME Annual Report – Research & Development and Innovation by SMEs – November 2019

Client: ec-dg-easme-ec-dg-growth
Published: November, 2019

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2021. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

GNSS Market Report Issue 6 – October 2019

Client: European GNSS Agency
Published: October, 2019

The GNSS market report is a comprehensive source of knowledge and information on the dynamic, global GNSS market. The report is published every two years, with the latest edition released in 2019. The report provides comprehensive, in-depth analysis of global trends, and the latest developments in terms of shipments, revenues and the installed base of […]

Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy: Results from a Large Scale Behavioural Experiment and Survey in the EU

Client: CHAFEA
Published: October, 2019

Divisional Director James Suter presented LE Europe’s study for the European Commission on consumer behaviour in the Circular Economy at the 2019 PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conference on 20th September 2019 in Berlin. James explained how the findings of the study could be used by policy makers to increase consumers’ engagement in various […]

Identifying Optimal Policy Making and Legislation – May 2019

Client: European Parliament
Published: May, 2019

This Briefing forms part of a programme of research commissioned by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament (‘the IMCO Committee’). The research programme has the aim of updating the study undertaken for the IMCO Committee in 2014 on the “Contribution of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection to Growth”. The […]

Behavioural Study on the Digitalisation of the Marketing and Distance Selling of Retail Financial Services – April 2019

Client: european-commission-consumers-health-food-executive-agency-chafea
Published: April, 2019

The study looked into the impacts on consumers of practices used by providers of retail financial services when marketing and selling their products online. Moreover, it suggested ways to improve how consumers are informed when looking to obtain financial products, such as consumer credit or bank accounts, on the internet. Some of the main findings: […]

2017/2018 SME Annual Report – SME Growing Beyond Borders – November 2018

Client: ec-dg-growth
Published: November, 2018

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2020. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

Pre-contractual Information in Retail Energy Markets – Experimental Consumer Research – October 2018

Client: ec-dg-justice-consumers
Published: November, 2018

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study pre-contractual information in retail energy markets. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand consumers’ decision-making, attitudes and switching behaviour, and how to improve clarity and comparability in energy prices, consumption and contractual information. The study […]

Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy – October 2018

Client: european-commission-consumers-health-food-executive-agency-chafea
Published: October, 2018

The objective of this study was to provide policy-relevant insights on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy. The study involved several research tasks including a literature review across all EU countries as well as third countries, stakeholder interviews, consumer focus groups in 4 EU countries, an online consumer survey in 12 EU countries and an […]