Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

We help local and national governments unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises, promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation and implement sound tourism policies.

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Areas of Work

Regional Development

We work to enhance well-being and living standards in all region types and improve their contribution to national performance and more inclusive and resilient societies.



We analyse and monitor policies and structural changes affecting the development of domestic and international tourism.


SMEs and Entrepreneurship

We provide data and analysis to develop policies that foster SMEs and entrepreneurship and facilitate sustainable growth and competitiveness.


Jobs and Local Development

We offer best practice on how to create more and better quality jobs through effective policy implementation and local initiatives.



We work to improve quality of life in cities, while addressing a range of issues – from urban expansion to urban innovation and environmental sustainability.


Measuring well-being

We publish data and indicators that capture the needs of people through well-being and other place-based data.


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