Welcome to RAND Europe

RAND Europe is a not for profit research institute that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.

  • Enabling public contributions to health research

    Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research can take place at different levels and across stages of a research cycle. Despite challenges, the growing focus on and increased commitment to PPI over the past decade has revealed some key enabling mechanisms and rewards.

Our Work

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

  • Commentary

    How Horizon Scanning Can Give the Military a Technological Edge

    08 Feb 2019

    Grand-Clement

    Horizon scanning could promote innovative practices and innovation uptake, through the adoption of new ideas, equipment, and methods, with benefits that could positively affect the UK economy as a whole. But a wider mechanism for processing and assessing the selected developments would be needed.

  • Commentary

    Work vs. Family: How Some Countries Lead the Way in Flexible Working

    31 Jan 2019

    Janta, et al.

    Many families in the European Union struggle to balance their professional and domestic responsibilities. Harmony between work and home could be an important way to help children and adults and promote a more prosperous society at large. More action could be taken to support work-life balance for working parents.

  • Announcement

    Ling appointed to board of European Evaluation Society

    28 Jan 2019

    RAND Europe's Head of Evaluation, Tom Ling, has recently been appointed to a four-year position on the EES board. He will be sharing his more than 30 years of experience working in evaluation.

  • Project

    Opportunities for collaborative armoured vehicle investment

    23 Jan 2019

    The European Defence Agency noticed an opportunity to align their member states' armoured vehicle fleet procurement and development programmes and plans. Researchers identified five potential collaboration models that could offer financial, operational, and strategic benefits compared to purely national efforts.

  • Project

    Violent Extremism Evaluation Measurement (VEEM) Framework

    14 Jan 2019

    A key challenge in counter violent extremism evaluation is the lack of commonly agreed metrics to measure behavioural changes in people. RAND Europe researchers developed a web-based framework that lists behavioural categories, attributes, and suggested measurement tools.

  • Project

    Organising for excellence

    21 Dec 2018

    An exploration and review of international evidence around best practices in organisational design for research funding bodies has helped to inform the design of the umbrella organisation UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The research also contributed to decisions around governance structures and strategy.

What We're Saying

View all RAND Europe experts

Spotlight on Analysis