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Reflections and the way forward following Workshop "Policy impact of knowledge and knowledge organisations: From understanding impact towards measuring it", 20 June 2017

Reflections and the way forward following Workshop "Policy impact of knowledge and knowledge organisations: From understanding impact towards measuring it", 20 June 2017

REFLECTIONS AND THE WAY FORWARD

 

(Collaborative document of the workshop participants)

 

 

On 20 June 2017 the European Commission's science and knowledge service, Joint Research Centre (JRC) brought together some 110 key practitioners, on both the knowledge supply-side and the policy demand-side, to identify what is meant by the impact of research on policy and how to best measure it.

 

The workshop explored the impact of knowledge on policymaking from both the accountability and learning perspectives, the latter especially important to strengthen the impact of knowledge on the policy process. An additional objective was to bring together a community of practitioners in the field and agree on necessary steps to take the discussion of knowledge impact on policies further.

 

The morning focused on what is meant by policy impact, why we should measure it, and how to reconcile the need to demonstrate an impact on policy and the need to achieve it in practice.

 

The afternoon focused on qualitative & quantitative approaches to measuring impact, including what are main strengths and weaknesses of current metrics, how do we avoid bias in measurement and where are the limits to measuring impact on policy.

 

The workshop was designed as an exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, geared towards:

 

  • Coming to a consensus of a definition of an impact of knowledge on policies;
  • Identifying the most important issues/challenges in measuring impact;
  • Identifying the most promising indicators to measure impact of knowledge on policies;
  • And gathering suggestion on what the JRC and the community should do to take this discussion forward.

 

The full draft report could be dounloaded here:

/jrc/communities/file/impactmeasuringws-reflectionsandwayforward4docx-0impact_measuring_ws_-_reflections_and_way_forward_4.docx

 

We would appreciate your comments, suggestions and additions to this report.

 

The presentations of the speakers can be found below:

/jrc/communities/file/suchaimpactws20072017pdfsucha_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/wilsdonimpactws20072017pdfwilsdon_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/roheimpactws20072017pdfrohe_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/jolyimpactws20072017pdfjoly_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/richardsimpactws20072017pdfrichards_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/pedersenimpactws20072017pdfpedersen_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/berghmansimpactws20072017pdfberghmans_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/chaytorimpactws20072017pdfchaytor_impactws_20.07.2017.pdf

/jrc/communities/file/adams20june2017docxadams_20_june_2017.docx

 

Photos of the harvested ideas could be found here:

/jrc/communities/file/presentationofharvestedideaspptxpresentation_of_harvested_ideas.pptx

 

Event photos:

/jrc/communities/file/vladimir-suchaVladimir Sucha

/jrc/communities/file/anne-bucherAnne Bucher

/jrc/communities/file/mep-paul-rubigMEP Paul Rubig

/jrc/communities/file/david-mairDavid Mair

/jrc/communities/file/group-work-impact-workshop-2Group work - Impact Workshop

/jrc/communities/file/group-work-impact-workshop-1Group work - Impact Workshop

/jrc/communities/file/group-work-impact-workshop-0Group work - Impact Workshop

/jrc/communities/file/group-work-impact-workshopGroup work - Impact Workshop

/jrc/communities/file/impact-workshopImpact Workshop

 

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