1st BATModel Summer School Press Release

1st BATModel Summer School Press Release

The European Commission Joint Research Centre hosts the Summer School on “Innovative Agri-Food Trade Policy Modelling, under the BATModel project.

Seville, Spain – 22nd to 24th of May

Event Highlights:

Dates: May 22-24, 2024 (Wednesday-Friday)

Venue: European Commission Joint Research Centre, Seville, Spain

Approach: The Summer School will feature a comprehensive onsite course delivered by a team of specialists in microdata, econometric techniques, model construction, and policy analysis. The program is designed to offer daily lectures and discussions to introduce participants to crucial features of agricultural trade policy analysis.

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is set to host an insightful and educational Summer School from May 22 to May 24, 2024, at its premises located at C. Inca Garcilaso, 3, 41092 Sevilla, Spain. The event, organized by the BATModel project, aims to revolutionize the modelling of agri-food trade policies.

The BATModel project represents a collaborative effort, bringing together teams specializing in econometrics and those experts at working with partial and general equilibrium models. The primary goal is to enhance the modelling of agri-food trade policies, capturing the unique characteristics of the agri-food sector.


  1. Familiarize participants with the achievements of the BATModel project
  2. Enhance participants’ capability to understand, analyze, and interpret scientific results related to agri-food trade
  3. Provide background on econometric analysis and ex-ante simulation models implemented in the project

Main themes:

  1. Modeling Trade Policies
  2. Geographical Indications in the Trade Context
  3. Modeling Global Value Chains (GVC)
  4. Distributional and Sustainability Impacts of Modelling Trade Liberalization and Trade Policy
  5. Policy Implementation and Policy Assessment: The CETA Case (EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement)

Policy makers and professionals who deal with trade policies and trade policy analysis using economic data and models are the main target audience for this unique educational opportunity.

The registration for the Summer School is not yet open, but please signal us your interest to participate filling this form.

Please note that registration will be limited, so it will only be possible for 25 people to register.

  • Registration includes access to the JRC, supporting documentation, coffee breaks and lunches. The cost of flights and accommodation will be under the responsibility of each participant.
  • A certificate will be sent on completion of the Summer School.

This Summer School provides a rare opportunity for participants to delve into the depths of agri-food trade policies and gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge models like CAPRI, MIRAGE, MAGNET, and CGEBox. The specialists will guide participants through the analysis of results, using the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a case study.