Evidence-based policymaking is about improving the way we gather, share and understand evidence of young people’s living conditions, values and attitudes. The results are shared with other relevant policy fields.
For strategies and policies for young people to be successful, they have to be based on concrete evidence, experience and knowledge about the lives of young people, particularly in areas such as education, employment, health and social inclusion.
The European Commission gathers and analyses data on young people (for example, Eurostat, the Commission departments for Communication, Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Research, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) and so do other organisations like the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and national authorities.
Knowledge is gathered by and from bodies and stakeholders working in the youth field.
Examples of this include: