Cost-Benefit Analysis Forum meeting on RDI infrastructures

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CBA Forum meeting on RDI infrastructure


The second DG REGIO/JASPERS Cost-Benefit Analysys Forum meeting was held in Brussels on 31 May 2016 and focused on Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) infrastructure.

The meeting was attended by around 40 participants from Member States' authorities, representatives of the European Commission and JASPERS partners.




The JASPERS Networking Platform was created to complement JASPERS project advisory operations by implementing knowledge sharing and capacity building activities, as well as fostering dissemination of good practices and exchange of experiences among all EU member states, pre-accession countries and other JASPERS Stakeholders.



The JASPERS Networking Platform is open to relevant authorities from all EU Member States (EU 28), as well as pre-accession Countries.


As announced during the CBA Guide Launch event on 2nd July in Brussels, DG REGIO – together with JASPERS – has decided to establish regular CBA forums under the Networking Platform for exchanging good practices and experiences in carrying out CBAs so as to support the improvement of stakeholders’ knowledge and the effective application of the methodology to specific investment projects.






The CBA Forum meetings are meant to be held at expert/practitioner level, involving the participation of colleagues from Managing Authorities, Intermediate bodies, Beneficiaries, and other relevant bodies that are directly involved in drafting and providing guidance to project promoters and consultants, as well as in assessing projects and CBA documentation.


The second CBA Forum meeting focused on the methodology presented in the CBA guide for RDI infrastructure.

The meeting started with an overview provided by DG REGIO on the key aspects of EU policy related to RDI infrastructure and the regulatory requirements of the new Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020, and continued with a detailed presentation of the methodological framework for CBA in RDI projects provided by CSIL Milano.

JASPERS presented a working paper providing guidance on the calculation of economic benefits for RDI projects, as well as on risk assessment and climate change considerations. JASPERS also presented a worked example showing the concrete application of this guidance.

The meeting was held in a very interactive and constructive atmosphere, with concrete questions, exchange of experiences and discussion from various representatives of Members States. 


For more information and detailed agenda please see the Workshop Description available on this page.


Closing the meeting, Members States were encouraged to send further questions on any specific point related to CBA methodologies for the RDI infrastructure, if any, or propose key aspects and topics they would like to be discussed or addressed in possible future meetings, or under JASPERS  Networking Platform capacity building and knowledge sharing activities.


For any further enquiry on the CBA forum meetings and in general on the activities of the JASPERS Networking Platform please write an email to

Videos of the meeting

Welcome and introduction to the meeting

Questions and answers I


CBA requirements and key changes in 2014-2020


JASPERS on economic analysis for RDI projects


Methodological chapter of the EC CBA guide on RDI 


Questions and answers II 

Venue Map

EIB Brussels Office

Rond-Point Robert Schuman, 6 - Brussels

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The agenda of the meeting and presentations delivered are available for downloading below.


Final agenda DG REGIO-JASPERS CBA Forum meeting on RDI sectors - Brussels 31 May 2016





2. CBA Guide Chapter 7 - CSIL


3. JASPERS guidance and worked example





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