24 Mar 2016

2nd meeting of DG EAC key knowledge providers and lunch time debate

Lunchtime conferenceThe 2nd meeting of DG EAC key knowledge providers was held on the 15th of March, in Brussels. In order to foster more effective knowledge brokerage, representatives from EAC operational units in charge of key policy priority areas and the Executive Agency took part, along with representatives of NESET II network, EENEE network, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Centre for Research on Education and Lifelong Learning (CRELL), OECD, EUROSTAT. The 2nd meeting addressed not only the ongoing build-up of knowledge, but also effective ways of future collaboration between knowledge providers.

In addition to the main meeting with seven major knowledge providers, the Directorate General for Education and Culture organised a lively debate ‘Evidence-based Policy Making in Education: Reality or Myth?’. The debate, which was led by Deputy Director-General Jens Nymand Christensen, discussed the uneven impact of evidence gathering on actual policy-making across countries, the importance of expertise/capacity in national administrations to put policy into practice, the influence of public opinion on policy-making, the importance of high-quality research and systematic literature reviews and the role of supranational institutions in policy-making. The NESET II network was represented by the Scientific Coordinator, Jana Huttova.