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  • 06 Jun 2018

    The cost of terrorism in Europe

    Terrorism is negatively associated with economic growth in Europe. Between 2004 and 2016, the 28 EU member states lost around €180 billion in GDP terms due to terrorist attacks, in addition to the human toll through loss-of-life and injuries.

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We seek to expand perspectives through thought-provoking, impartial and robust analysis of key policy issues.

  • Project

    Updating an Evaluation of Grant Peer Review in the Health Sciences

    15 Jun 2018

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research asked RAND Europe to update the 2009 study on grant peer review to provide a more widely applicable source of evidence around the strengths and weaknesses of peer review for grant funding assessment.

  • Project

    Ensuring High-Quality Job Creation from EU Funding Programmes

    14 Jun 2018

    Following the 2008 global economic crisis, job creation has been a key focus of recovery. The European Parliament has commissioned RAND Europe to analyse various EU funding programmes’ potential to create high-quality jobs and identify key characteristics for job-creation success.

  • Commentary

    What If Autonomous Vehicles Actually Make Us More Dependent on Cars?

    19 Jun 2018

    Kleinman, et al.

    Cities across Europe are taking steps to become increasingly car free. Mayors, supported by their officials and planners, should start leading a debate now about how self-driving vehicles can best serve the needs of residents and visitors, and help deliver wider goals for their cities.

  • Commentary

    Maintaining Europol Security Ties After Brexit

    18 Jun 2018

    Ward

    Europol is a highly effective organization that is essential to addressing transnational crime in today's interconnected world. Britain could make continuing membership in Europol one of its highest priorities during Brexit negotiations.

  • Project

    The future of Arctic cooperation in a changing strategic environment

    08 Jun 2018

    A table-top exercise examined factors that could potentially upset Arctic cooperation in the coming decade. While there is potential for tensions to rise if nations in the Arctic region make claims on disputed resources, the exercise found that they are more likely to respect established international norms than attempt to circumvent them.

  • Commentary

    How Do You Define Terrorism?

    04 Jun 2018

    Ward

    The term “terrorism” remains contested. What constitutes a terrorist attack? Moreover, should groups who incite hatred be held responsible for such attacks—and be labeled as terrorists—even if they don't directly participate in the violence?

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