2010, EUR 24230 EN, ISBN 978-92-79-14858-3, ISSN 1018-5593, doi 10.2777/9276, 56 pages
In today's enlarged European Union, the demand for policy-relevant
evidence is greater than ever before. Policymakers need accurate
and timely input from the research community in order to assess
socio-economic challenges and propose effective strategies for tackling
This guide offers practical advice on how to build a functional communications interface between researchers and policymakers. Advocating a cooperative approach to the policy design process, it is specifically tailored to meet the needs of those involved in EU-funded socio-economic research projects.
Communicating research for evidence-based policymaking provides essential help in creating policy briefs, project websites, flyers and brochures. It offers insights into dealing with the press and contains valuable suggestions on how to organise a final conference. With this guide, researchers should be better able to develop and implement a successful dissemination strategy.
This overview was produced in the framework of the Network of Excellence
RAMSES², financed by the 6th Research Framework Programme of the
European Commission and extends some of its research work. Among
the three principal research orientations of the network: Memories,
Conflicts, Trade/Exchanges, this document takes only the most contemporary
works into account, on the horizons and issues at stake of the 21st
The main purpose of this paper is to meet the expectations of the European Commission based on the recommendations of the scientific experts who evaluated the work of the Network. It is intended for policy makers and underlines the salient questions as well as tries to clarify the debate related the Mediterranean policies, together with the Member States of the European Union and other European countries.