Call for proposals — Timely high-frequency indicators for global and regional trade ECFIN/D/12/004 Closed!


The European Commission is launching a call for proposals for the construction and monthly production of timely indicators of global and regional trade developments. The global indicators are constructed bottom-up from regional indicators. The regional level includes all EU Member States, as well as the candidate countries.

The purpose is to construct a fairly homogenous and exhaustive set of regional trade variables that together cover the whole world. The set needs to be available at short notice, in order to signal to European policy-makers possible changes in the strength of the external environment or possible competitiveness problems of specific Member States. The set of variables are not statistics in a strict sense, as many missing data will need to be estimated.

This cooperation shall take the form of a framework partnership agreement between the Commission and one institute over a period of four years.


The results must be sent (by e-mail) to the Commission every month, at the latest on the 25th of the month. The results will be an updated set of monthly time series, which should start, preferably, in January 1991. The end date of the time series to be delivered on the 25th of the month t has to be the month t-2. For example: results up to September must arrive at the Commission at the latest on 25 November.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,05 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 April 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals — Timely high-frequency indicators for global and regional trade (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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