Europe: Strengthening evidence-informed policy and practice in education



Working to increase the use of evidence in educational policy-making and practice across Europe is the European Commission funded: ‘Evidence Informed Policy and Practice in Education in Europe’ (EIPPEE) project.  The EIPPEE project involves over 40 partners internationally and has four specific aims: 1) To build an international network of those interested and working in this area to foster engagement, collaboration and knowledge sharing. 2) To improve access to evidence in education through the development of an online portal that enables people to identify relevant evidence from across Europe. 3) To increase the mediation of evidence between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners by providing: 3a) information about how research is connected with policy and practice across Europe; 3b) guidance for those wishing to study evidence use; 3c) information about different ways to use social media as a mediation tool; and 3d) research into developing indicators to assess capacity for evidence use. 4) To develop capacity across Europe through free training courses for those trying to increase evidence use and a free evidence-informed consultancy service that supports policy-makers, practitioners and managers to use evidence to address policy questions.

The first EIPPEE conference will be held on 9-10 May 2012 in The Hague, Netherlands.  It will cater to both those familiar and experienced in the issue and those new to it through a pre-conference training workshop.

More information about how to get involved in the EIPPEE project, or take advantage of the fantastic opportunities on offer, is available from: or follow us on Twitter (@EIPPEEnet).





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