Access step-by-step

EUROMOD has three components: the software, the model (coded policy rules) and the input microdata. The software and the model can be downloaded directly, while the EU-SILC-based microdata have to be requested following a specific procedure. See details below.

You can find detailed instructions on how to install and configure these components in this document.



EUROMOD model I5.0+ Latest public release - stable version (January 2023) Release notes

Previous versions can be found in the archive.

The model is a set of xml files which contain the coded policy rules. It also includes a training dataset that can be used with all country models. Synthetic data can be created with the Hypothetical Household Tool (HHoT), included as a plugin with the software. If you would like to request survey-based input microdata, please see next point. The coded policy rules are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence (Open Source) since EUROMOD I3.0+.

Input microdata

Data repository (S-CIRCABC) Input data request form

In order to get access to EU-SILC-based input data for the 27 EU member states, a valid Research Project Proposal (RPP) approved by Eurostat is needed. The procedure to request an RPP is described below. Once the RPP has been approved by Eurostat, the RPP's principal researcher or data manager have to submit an input data request form. After following the procedure indicated, the principal researcher/data manager will gain access to the data repository, where the input datasets are stored every time new datasets are available. Access to input data will be provided until the expiration of the RPP, meaning that the input data request form has to be submitted only once.

An updated list of available datasets can be found here. A comprehensive list (for informative purposes) of all the variables included in the 2019 EUROMOD input datasets, along with descriptions and information about their derivation from SILC can be found here.

Please note that UK data (needed for model versions up to I3.86+) are not provided by the JRC, but by the CeMPA (Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis). In order to gain access to these data, please follow the instructions provided by CeMPA in this webpage.

How to get a Research Project Proposal (RPP) approved by Eurostat

In order to be able to request EU-SILC-based EUROMOD input data, you need to follow a two-step process:

  1. Your institution needs to be recognised by Eurostat as a research entity that is allowed to access microdata (this may take around 4 weeks). You can check whether your institution is already on the List of recognised research entities.
  2. You will need to submit a Research Project Proposal (RPP) to Eurostat that describes why you wish to use EU-SILC data with EUROMOD (this may take around 8 weeks). Your proposal should mention that you intend to use EUROMOD.

Full information about these two steps can be found in the Eurostat document How to apply for microdata access?

Publishing EUROMOD-based research

EUROMOD users are encouraged to publish their research as EUROMOD Working Papers.

When citing EUROMOD in publications, conference papers and projects, please use the following reference:

Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex; Joint Research Centre, European Commission, EUROMOD: Version [insert version here] (software), 2022

For detailed explanations on the model please make reference to the following article:

Sutherland, H. and F. Figari (2013). EUROMOD: the European Union tax-benefit microsimulation model. International Journal of Microsimulation 6(1), 4–26

We kindly ask you to also acknowledge the use of EUROMOD by using the following wording:

The results presented here are based on EUROMOD version [insert version number here]. Originally maintained, developed and managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), since 2021 EUROMOD is maintained, developed and managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in collaboration with Eurostat and national teams from the EU countries. We are indebted to the many people who have contributed to the development of EUROMOD. The results and their interpretation are the author’s(’) responsibility.

We would be also very grateful if you inform us about your use of EUROMOD in publications, research projects, etc, by contacting us using the contact form here.

When citing and acknowledging the data used, you should be guided by the individual agreements you have made with the data owners/providers (e.g., Eurostat).



Software - all versions

EUROMOD installer v3.5.8 64 bit - 32 bit (January 2023) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.5.5 64 bit - 32 bit (October 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.5.2 64 bit - 32 bit (October 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.5.1 64 bit - 32 bit (September 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.4.10 64 bit - 32 bit (February 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.4.7 64 bit - 32 bit (January 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.4.6 64 bit - 32 bit (September 2021) Release notes

EUROMOD installer v3.4.3 64 bit - 32 bit (April 2021) Release notes

Model - all versions

EUROMOD model I5.0+ (January 2023) Release notes

EUROMOD model I4.109+ (September 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD model I4.62+ (April 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD model I4.0+ (January 2022) Release notes

EUROMOD model I3.86+ (September 2021) Release notes

EUROMOD model I3.40+ (April 2021) Release notes