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Nesis Project

The NESIS Project was a three-year Accompanying Measure, funded as part of the Fifth Framework Information Society Technologies Programme of the EU during 2001 2004. It was designed to contribute to the continuing elaboration and evaluation of European benchmarking indicators for the new information economy.

The project organised around four policy and conceptual pillars that emerged from the EU Lisbon strategy. These pillars were

  • Macroeconomic Stability and Environmental Sustainability

  • Productivity and Competitiveness in the New Information Economy,

  • Human Investment in the New Information Economy and

  • Social Inclusion in the New Information Economy.

The University of Bath worked as part of the NESIS consortium. Its work package included the following tasks:

  • Stocktaking on existing attempts to conceptualise the new economy, drawing on leading edge work in the EU, the US and the OECD area;

  • Development of indicator appraisal criteria;

  • Conceptual appraisal of existing EU indicators;

  • Identification of conceptually resonant best practice indicators for use by policy-makers.


Research Team at Bath

Professor Graham Room (Coordinator and Pillar 3)
Professor Nick Gould and Dr Jan Steyaert (Pillar 4)
Dr Adrian Winnett (Pillar 1)
Centre for Information Management (Pillar 2)
Jacob Dencik (PhD Research on Pillars 2 and 3).


Principal Outputs

G Room et al, Final Report on Conceptualisation and Analysis of the New Information Economy , NESIS (New Economy Statistical Information System): University of Bath.

G Room et al, The European Challenge: Innovation, Policy Learning and Social Cohesion in the New Knowledge Economy, Policy Press, 2005


Other Partners in the NESIS Project

Informer SA (GR)
Joint Research Centre (EC)
University of Bath (UK)
Statistics Italy - ISTAT (I)
Statistics Finland (SF)
Statistics Netherlands - CBS (NL)
University Bocconi (I)
EU Qualify (I)


Related Web-Sites

European Commission
UK Office of National Statistics (ONS)
World Summit on the Information Society