Fully Funded European Commission Workshop on Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) has opened the application. The EIPM workshop will train participants to use evidence for policy making by focusing on challenges and interrelations of those fields.
Today’s complex policy challenges, the super-abundance of data and information, scientific controversies and post-fact politics make strengthening the science-policy interface crucial for good governance. Robust and relevant scientific evidence can make public policies transparent, consistent and effective. Connecting scientific evidence and policy is not straightforward. It calls for new collaborations, institutions, knowledge brokers and practices. It also needs a new set of skills and competencies for those working at the intersection between the worlds of science and of policy.
- Scientists will
- Learn how to better communicate and visualize research results;
- To address policy needs;
- How to target relevant policymakers;
- Understand the policy cycle, and;
- Influence on the policy-making process.
- Policymakers will learn how to
- Use research to support policy;
- Which scientific evidence is relevant to their field;
- Where to find it and how to interpret it, and;
- How to communicate with researchers.
- Both will
- Gain new insights on how ‘the other side’ operates;
- Become part of the professional network of scientific researchers and policymakers
- Be part of building the African evidence-informed policymaking community, and;
- Learn from and access to a global community of practice in evidence-based policymaking.
- Open to African early to mid-career policymakers and scientists;
- Applicants should be interested in how to use scientific research and evidence to inform policymaking;
- With at least 2 years of work experience within the themes of water, energy, food security or health;
- Having an active interest in interdisciplinary working to solve global problems;
- Working in Africa or on Africa related issues with African partners;
- Being proficient in English, and;
- Commit to take part the whole duration of the seminar.
The selection process strives to achieve a balanced representation of qualified candidates, including:
- By gender and country;
- Balanced representation of both policymakers and scientists;
- Evaluating past experiences, and;
- The motivation of the applicants.