Publications / Results

Date Title Description

October 24, 2008

Does ICT Use Enhance Social Capital?

Paper presented at eChallenges 2008 conference, containing some evidence from the TRANSFORM survey in 12 EU Regions.

October 02, 2008

Policy Recommendations Brief

Short document summarising the main policy recommendations derived from the project’s research.

August 07, 2008

TRANSFORM Summary Findings - Final Version

Final version of a summary of the key insights obtained through the research conducted in TRANSFORM, as well as recommendations to stakeholders.

August 07, 2008

Towards Measuring Transformative Use of ICT - Indicator Manual (D3.4)

The document describes each measure included in the TRANSFORM list of benchmarking indicators, giving information on its definition, the unit of observation, the reporting unit, its operationalization, as well as, where relevant, complementary indicators, the relation to established indicators, and other methodological issues. For increased usability this manual has been converted into the website section "Indicators descriptions" which can be found on the left menu.

August 07, 2008

Regional IS Benchmarking System report

This deliverable presents the elements of a suggested region-level information society benchmarking system. It tales as starting point the indicators which are currently being used within EU policy-making for benchmarking purposes (i2010, Riga), discusses their relevance for capturing transformational uses of ICT (as conceptualized in TRANSFORM) and for application at the regional level.

August 07, 2008

Synthesis report

The document presents the synthesis of WP1 findings. These were achieved from

  1. the desk research based state(s) of the art(s) analysis of transformative, information society related change and regional innovation culture; and
  2. twelve case studies of selected NUTS 2 regions across Europe.

June 12, 2008

Towards Measuring Transformative Use of ICT - Indicator Briefing (D3.3)

Based on the results of the project, this document introduces and discusses a number of indicators suggested for measurement of transformational use of ICTs at regional level. It includes recommendations for the adoption of these indicators within the context of a regional Information Society observatory or benchmarking exercise.

March 7, 2008

Differences in Innovation Culture Accros Europe

Discussion paper about available evidence in differences in “innovation culture” across Europe

October 31, 2007

Benchmarking Transformational Use of ICTs: The Role of Social Capital

Paper presented at Conference eChallenges 2007, The Hague, 24-26 October 2008

Juli 27, 2007

Selection of Regions for Case Study Research on Regional Policies for Transformative Use of ICTs - Revised version

Brief document which gives an overview over the case study selection process and introduces the 12 regions chosen for in-depth analysis.

June 8, 2007

Development of Indicators for ‘Transformative Use of ICTs in EU Regions’ – Indicator Suggestions and the Way Forward

Discussion paper drafted as input to the meeting of the indicator expert group. It suggests a number of TRANSFORM indicators at the level of individuals, firms and public administration.

February 22, 2007

D2.1 TRANSFORM Indicator Stocktaking Report

Presents outcome from stocktaking exercise of existing indicators on transformative use of ICTs.

February 15, 2007

Selection of Regions for Case Study Research on Regional Policies for Transformative Use of ICTs

Briefing document

January 23, 2007

Development of Indicators for “Transformative Use of ICTs in EU Regions”

Briefing document outlining background & approach to indicator development in TRANSFORM

December 29, 2006

Annex II - Findings from Statistical Exploration

Graphic representation of regional typology by country

December 29, 2006

Annex I - Findings from Statistical Exploration

Full report on the statistical analysis of secondary data carried out in TRANSFORM

December 29, 2006

D1.2 Findings from Statistical Exploration

Summary of a statistical analysis of secondary data on EU regions' performance in the Information Society

July 31, 2006

Transformation of Regional Societies Through ICTs: State(s) of the Art(s)

A Discussion Document prepared by James Cornford, Ranald Richardson, Martin Sokol, Pedro Marques and Andy Gillespie.

June 20, 2006

The role of inter-regional benchmarking in the policy-making process

Presentation given by Karsten Gareis, empirica, at the MLP Workshop on Regional Benchmarking, Brussels, 20 June 2006

June 10, 2006

TRANSFORM: A new project looks into “transformative” use of ICT in EU Regions

Short project description published in the IANIS+ Newsletter