Access expert support

The platform is a space for continuous learning where you can tap into the know-how of experts and experience of peers in the four programme topics: research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, and environment and resource efficiency. Our experts are here to guide you with two services to help make changes to regional policies:

1. Peer reviews

Regions all over Europe are tackling similar challenges. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for these issues, which is why we offer you a chance to benefit from a tailor-made peer review. Selected peers from all over Europe are invited to the host region to examine the specific territorial context, and make recommendations based on their experience and expertise. Further information about this service and some success stories are available here.

A new call is open permanently. Applicants can submit their application at any time. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

Check the terms of reference and if you have questions about this service, don't hesitate to get in touch with Elena Ferrario, thematic manager of the Policy Learning Platform. Download the working template for the preparatory works of your application. The actual application will need to be filled-in and submitted through the online form below.


Peer reviews may only be submitted by community members that work for a public authority or managing authority. Please login here or register to view the form.

2. Policy helpdesk 

Are you looking for guidance and advice on how to improve management and implementation of public policies? Fill out the form below and our experts from the Policy Learning Platform will reply and advise you on the best course of action to meet your needs. 

Please login here or register to use the policy helpdesk.