21 Apr 2017

Behavioural insights for public policy: hands on session with Erasmus University students

On April 6 2017 the EU Policy Lab welcomed a group of 12 students from the Bachelor Honours Research Class of the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). This selective program exposes top students across all bachelor programs in the Erasmus School of Economics to research and research-oriented careers. A key goal of this program is to showcase how state-of-the-art research in economics is done both in academia and in non-academic institutions.

9 Jan 2017

Insights from behavioural sciences to prevent and combat violence against women

Violence against women can take many forms, including gender-based physical, sexual and psychological harm. This human rights abuse occurs more often than police and criminal justice statistics suggest. Survey data shows that one in three women in the EU have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15, and roughly the same proportion (32 %) has experienced psychologically abusive behaviour by an intimate partner (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014). To prevent

18 Nov 2016

Future challenges & policy preparedness: key water management issues for the sustainable development of the Danube River Basin

The EU Policy Lab organized a workshop in partnership with colleagues working in modelling of water and marine resources, as part of the JRC scientific support to the Danube strategy. It was held at the Representation of the European Union in Budapest, Hungary, on 27-28 October 2016. The workshop addressed the challenges faced by the Danube Region from an integrated and cross-cutting perspective, taking into account the interdependencies between various policy priorities. Two sets of expertise

29 Feb 2016

Building a community of policy practitioners using Behavioural Insights

Following the publication of the Report 'Behavioural Insights Applied to Policy', on February 23rd the EU Policy Lab organised a workshop with European government representatives in Brussels. Amongst those in attendance were 34 government representatives from 21 European countries, OECD staff members and colleagues from the European Commission. The workshop aimed at raising awareness on how behavioural insights are increasingly being applied to policies across Europe and their potential for making policy interventions more effective.