Access step-by-step

There are three key components to EUROMOD: the software, the model (coded policy rules) and the input microdata.

The way to get access to each component is described below.

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



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; the Hypothetical Household Tool (HHoT) can be also used to create hypothetical datasets to be run with the model. 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+.

Public release (stable version)

Download EUROMOD model I3.0+ (January 2021)

Beta versions

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

Input microdata

In order to get access to the input microdata, please fill in the form here, indicating that you require datasets by ticking the corresponding box.

Please, note that in order to get access to input data based on or using EU-SILC you need to have a valid EUROSTAT Research Project Proposal (RPP) (you have to provide your RPP number in the form). The procedure to get this RPP number is described below, along with the specific procedure to get access to UK data.

Input data based on or using EU-SILC

Users of input data based on the EU-SILC (link to an external website) 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 micro-data (this may take around 4 weeks). You can check whether your institution is already on the List of recognised research entities (link to an external website).
  2. You will need to submit a research proposal 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? (link to an external website)

Please note: When you request EUROMOD input data based on the EU-SILC, we will ask to see evidence that Eurostat has approved your proposal.

UK data

UK data is not provided by the JRC, but by the CeMPA (Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis) (link to an external website). In order to gain access to these data, please follow the instructions provided by CeMPA in this webpage (link to an external website).

The possibility of requesting UK data using the JRC form is no longer valid and it will be removed from it in future versions.

Citation and acknowledgement

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 I3.0+ [software], January 2021

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 I3.0+. 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.

When citing earlier versions of the model, please replace the version number as appropriate.

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).