The programme welcomes research proposals in the field of applied economics that address one of the following topics:
- Innovation, firm creation, and new technologies
- Energy and the environment
- Inclusive labour markets
- European Fiscal and Banking Union
Eligibility and Review Criteria
Project teams have to be composed of ZEW researchers and one or more external international researchers. Research proposals must be prepared and submitted by all project partners. For ZEW’s research units and contact persons, please see http://www.zew.de/research. Proposals will be ranked by a scientific board of distinguished, international scholars. The main criteria in assessing the proposals are: scientific quality, originality of the proposal, contribution to the main topic "Overcoming the Crisis in Europe", and strength of the scientific cooperation, including international exchange of researchers. The final decision will be made by ZEW.