Call for tenders for applied research “Quality of life measurements and methodology”

The objective of this service is to build on key relevant initiatives and work listed in the previous section, mainly by EUROSTAT, the OECD and the UN, and provide evidence, knowledge and recommendations on how quality of life in Europe, its cities and regions can be promoted and achieved in practice and how quality of life aspects can be integrated in territorial development strategies at different geographical levels and in relation to a place-based approach to territorial development.

More concretely, the objective of this activity is to receive answers to the following key policy questions:

  • How does the concept and measurement of quality of life differ in meaning at different scales (national, regional, local)?
  • What are the territorial dimensions of quality of life? How does quality of life relate to economic growth, the environment, governance, social aspects? What territorial patterns can be identified?
  • How can we measure people’s quality of life at different geographical levels? What territorial aspects (such as demography, economy and social and cultural issues) play a role in assessing and measuring quality of life?
  • What are possible common indicators, which allow a comparative measurement and how can measurement can be adjusted to different types of territories (by for example allowing for different weights for various dimensions of quality of life)?
  • How can quality of life aspects be better integrated in territorial development strategies at different geographical levels? How, at which territorial scale and to which extent can spatial and environmental measures contribute to the enhancement of quality of life?
  • What are possible processes/good practices for the development and choice of quality of life measurements, especially with regard to increasing ownership and the aspects of multilevel governance and results orientation?
  • How could quality of life be better integrated in Cohesion policy at European level and in territorial development strategies at national, regional and local levels?


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 750,000.00 (seven hundred and fifty thousand Euros), exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

Tendering documents

The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, can be accessed free of charge until 7 days before submission deadline, as follows: 


All tenders must be submitted in English language at the latest by by 24 September 2018 at 16:00 CET

More information

Any request for additional information must be made by email to the following address: [email protected].