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Supporting policy with scientific evidence

We mobilise people and resources to create, curate, make sense of and use knowledge to inform policymaking across Europe.

Supporting policy with scientific evidence


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Knowledge4Policy (K4P) is the EU Commission's platform for evidence-based policymaking. Our goal: to bridge the science-policy gap by bringing together evidence for policy from scientists across Europe, to policymakers across Europe.

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  • high quality, relevant and scientifically robust knowledge created and curated by 19 teams of European Commission scientists
  • content and interfaces specially created and tailored for policymakers
  • a single database of interconnected knowledge to inform policy
  • an online community where scientist and policymakers collaborate to transfer scientific knowledge into public policy (under construction)

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What about the governance of evidence-informed policymaking?
BLOG POST | 1 December 2022

What about the governance of evidence-informed policymaking?

How can policymakers make the best of the science they are offered to prepare new policies and laws? This question, focusing on the ‘demand’ side of science-policy-society relations, is less often asked than how the ‘supply’ side can be improved. ...
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