Access EUROMOD

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. The software and the model can be downloaded directly, while the EU-SILC microdata can be obtained following the procedure indicated.

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

Software

The EUROMOD software includes the user interface, its underlying calculator and some plugins. The source code is distributed as open source under the EUPL-1.2 License and available in GitHub. The installer is distributed under an End-user licence agreement.

Latest version (February 2022)

EUROMOD installer v3.4.10 (64 bit).zip  EUROMOD installer v3.4.10 (32 bit).zip

Previous versions

EUROMOD installer v3.4.7 (64 bit).zip / EUROMOD installer v3.4.7 (32 bit).zip (January 2022)

EUROMOD installer v3.4.6 (64 bit).zip / EUROMOD installer v3.4.6 (32 bit).zip (September 2021)

EUROMOD installer v3.4.3 (64 bit).zip / EUROMOD installer v3.4.3 (32 bit).zip (April 2021)

Model

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 (January 2022)

EUROMOD model I4.0+ - Release notes

Previous stable versions

EUROMOD model I3.0+ - Release notes (January 2021)

Beta versions

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

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

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

Input microdata

Important: the access procedure to EUROMOD input data explained below was implemented on 6 September 2021. If you gained access to the data before that date, please follow the instructions and apply again; otherwise you won't have access to the datasets disseminated since then.

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 a new version of the model is released. 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.

Input data request form Data repository (S-CIRCABC)

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?

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 [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).