Policy and decision makers at all governance levels - from the local and regional to the national and European level - involved in innovation, social, labour, structural policies or other policy areas of interest for marginalised and vulnerable groups in society.
The above target group is invited to participate in SIMPACT's research activities by means of policy action learning sets and Go to Policy Dialoguepolicy dialogue workshops. With the aim of Go to Public Policy Instrumentspolicy case study analysis, action Learning strives to engage policy makers in progressive reflection, insight and learning relating to the nature and effectiveness of different policy approaches.
The planned three action learning sets will bring together relevant policy representatives from each case over a seven-month period. Through expert facilitation, action learning sets build empathy and co-operation between members who represent diverse case settings, leading to knowledge sharing, critical reflection and mutual support. This process of exchange will lead to the creation of new knowledge at two levels:
Action learning is a process which involves working on real-world challenges/problems, using the knowledge and skills of a small group of people (here: policy makers) combined with skilled questioning, to re-interpret old and familiar concepts and produce fresh ideas.