Strategic Autonomy Rules for Trade in European Regions (STARTER)

The objective of this European research project is to conduct an analysis of the regional effects arising from scenarios related to Open Strategic Autonomy. This includes examining the impact of diversification benchmarks for strategic raw materials outlined in the European Union's Critical Raw Minerals Act. The project also aims to assess the regional effects resulting from concessions in Free Trade Agreements, specifically those contributing to diversification targets for strategic raw materials. Additionally, the research project seeks to translate exogenous shocks into policy recommendations and conduct regional-sectoral case studies to provide in-depth analysis of the effects of these scenarios, considering endogenous characteristics, policies, and industrial conditions.


The maximum available budget is EUR 700,000.00 (seven hundred thousand Euros), exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.


Deadline to submit the tender is 04 April 2024 at 10h00 (CET).

Tendering documents

The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, are available here:

Further information

By email at [email protected] or via the Luxembourg Public Procurement Portal