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Peer review

Our premium service to help solve your policy challenges.

Our peer review service can help you resolve your policy challenge with selected peers and our experts.

What is a peer review?

A peer review is a two-day meeting in which you look at your regional policy challenge together with a group of carefully selected peers with relevant experience and our Platform experts. Relevant local stakeholders can also be involved. The objective is to give you advice, recommendations and an action plan to resolve your challenge.

During the peer review, you will get: 

  • An in-depth analysis of your policy challenge
  • An exchange of experience with relevant  policymakers
  • A presentation of potential solutions

You will benefit from specific recommendations and knowledge to make better-informed decisions.

Peer review experiences

Take a look at experiences from previous beneficiaries in these short videos. 

Frequently asked questions

You can submit your application at any time. The assessment is made on a rolling basis within a month from the reception of an application. 

  1. Start by consulting the Terms of Reference to make sure you are eligible 
  2. Download the template to prepare your application. 
  3. Submit your application by filling in the online form

In case you have any questions, contact the Thematic Managers of the Policy Learning Platform, Elena Ferrario or Antoine Duquennoy.

We look for peers with relevant thematic experience and expertise according to the information you provide in your application form.

First, through a “call for interest”, we conduct a list of selected European policymakers from the Interreg Europe community who are best suited to understand your specific territorial and policy context, and who can give you concrete and useful advice.

Then, we consult with you the list of selected peers who agreed to participate to make the final selection.

We offer the possibility to cover catering, interpretation and local transport costs for study visits (if relevant) for the beneficiaries of peer reviews. Furthermore, the Platform can cover travel and staff costs for participation of peers within certain ceilings. You can find additional details in the Terms of Reference.

Read the Terms of Reference

When you are ready to start your application, download the template and submit your official request by filling in the online form.

Explore our peer review methodology below:

Peer review methodology

You can also find more information about how the peer review process works in practice and how to apply in our peer review publication.

Public authorities already involved in an Interreg Europe project (as partner or stakeholder) can apply for a peer review only on topics that do not overlap with the issues tackled by the project. In case of a high number of requests, priority will be given to public organisations that are not involved in approved projects.

Experiences from beneficiaries

Jan Nylander

The peer review has proved to be a strong instrument to convince regional leadership and policymakers to foster changes and innovations proven successful in other regions. 

Jan Nylander

Works at Glasir AB
Clyde Falzon Bouvett

Sharing your experience as a peer is interesting and exciting. Seeing the strong interest of the host region is encouraging and motivating.

Clyde Falzon Bouvett

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Apply for a peer review

Submit your peer review application today and find solutions to your policy challenge with our experts and peers!

Latest peer review reports

Read about previous peer reviews in the reports.