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Evidence-based policy-making: from data to decision-making

Dates:
  • Wed 12 Jun 2019 08.30 - 18.00
  • Thu 13 Jun 2019 09.00 - 17.00
  • Fri 14 Jun 2019 09.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-06-12 8:30 2019-06-14 18:00 Europe/Paris Evidence-based policy-making: from data to decision-making

In times of increasing populism and contestation of politics, reliable information plays a vital role for well-informed policy-making based on evidence rather than emotions and fake news. The popular legitimacy of any political system around the world today, maybe more than ever, depends on its effective capacity to successfully deliver good and targeted outcomes as a policy-shaper and lawmaker based on facts. These outcomes have to be based on reliable data in order to make political decisions understandable, assessable, sustainable and future-oriented. Within the preparatory and scrutiny processes of policy-making, policy proposals, legislative acts and implementation arrangements are increasingly assessed and evaluated on the basis of factual evidence and statistical data. Such evidence-based monitoring is increasingly recognised as a complex steering mode in itself that resulted from changing governance patterns supranationalisation and globalisation. Therefore, evidence-based policy-making reflects the need to re-structure the interaction of political actors of different institutional origins and political levels and represents an influential policy instrument at the border of the politics and policy dimensions of multilevel political systems. While the demand for independent sources of evidence and expertise in policy-making has hence grown enormously, the landscape of data sources and the ways how to best inject evidence into policymaking have grown exuberantly and become easily confusing for any non-data scientist. The present Executive Training Seminar will contribute to a better understanding of different modes andinstruments of evidence-based policy-making. It will examine recent developments in evidence-based policy-making, data science and policy evaluation, including various tools of impact and implementation assessment, scientific evaluation, strategic foresight, the policy-oriented use of large data resources and data visualisation. The main purpose of the Executive Training Seminar is to provide fresh ideas on how to develop a convincing toolbox for providing evidence for policy-makers, including critical assessments of the limits of empirical and data evidence in defining new policies. Through presentations, case studies, and ‘hands on’ work, attendees will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of main issues related to evidence-based policy-making. Application deadline 2 June.

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  Sala Europa - Villa Schifanoia

In times of increasing populism and contestation of politics, reliable information plays a vital role for well-informed policy-making based on evidence rather than emotions and fake news. The popular legitimacy of any political system around the world today, maybe more than ever, depends on its effective capacity to successfully deliver good and targeted outcomes as a policy-shaper and lawmaker based on facts. These outcomes have to be based on reliable data in order to make political decisions understandable, assessable, sustainable and future-oriented. Within the preparatory and scrutiny processes of policy-making, policy proposals, legislative acts and implementation arrangements are increasingly assessed and evaluated on the basis of factual evidence and statistical data. Such evidence-based monitoring is increasingly recognised as a complex steering mode in itself that resulted from changing governance patterns supranationalisation and globalisation. Therefore, evidence-based policy-making reflects the need to re-structure the interaction of political actors of different institutional origins and political levels and represents an influential policy instrument at the border of the politics and policy dimensions of multilevel political systems. While the demand for independent sources of evidence and expertise in policy-making has hence grown enormously, the landscape of data sources and the ways how to best inject evidence into policymaking have grown exuberantly and become easily confusing for any non-data scientist. The present Executive Training Seminar will contribute to a better understanding of different modes andinstruments of evidence-based policy-making. It will examine recent developments in evidence-based policy-making, data science and policy evaluation, including various tools of impact and implementation assessment, scientific evaluation, strategic foresight, the policy-oriented use of large data resources and data visualisation. The main purpose of the Executive Training Seminar is to provide fresh ideas on how to develop a convincing toolbox for providing evidence for policy-makers, including critical assessments of the limits of empirical and data evidence in defining new policies. Through presentations, case studies, and ‘hands on’ work, attendees will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of main issues related to evidence-based policy-making. Application deadline 2 June.


Location:
Sala Europa - Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Executive Training Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Dr. Gaby Umbach
Caterina Guidi (EUI - R.Schuman Center)

Contact:
Ana Maria Dicu - Send a mail

Links:
Global Governance Programme

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