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15 Oct 2020

Report on Advancing evidence for policy across Europe’s parliaments and regions published

On 14 October 2020, the Joint Research Center (JRC) has published a report resulting from the project “Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions”. The initiative aimed to spread a culture of evidence-informed policymaking (EIPM) throughout the EU, giving full ownership to the Member States, regions and cities involved, and focusing on policy topics of concern to the organising entities. Moreover, studies were financed to support the processes set in motion by the events, and training courses on EIPM for policymakers were provided. The project was endorsed by the European Parliament and implemented by the JRC, in close consultation with the Committee of the Regions.

This report provides an overview of the main activities implemented as well as the lessons learnt and the results of the evaluation exercise. The evaluation mainly involved a qualitative analysis based on a number of sources: the final reports submitted by the organisers as part of the tendering procedure, the questionnaires sent around to organisers a few months after their event had taken place and the reports of JRC staff attending the various events. Moreover, two online workshops were conducted towards the end of the project, during which the key dimensions of the pilot were addressed and discussed in detail with a view to the possible development of a follow up initiative.

The report can be downloaded here:

Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions

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