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The platform is a space for continuous learning where you can tap into the know-how of experts and experience of peers. The support provided from this service will come from the experts, as well as the community members.

Describe the need for policy improvement in your region and let our experts take care of the rest - with the help of the growing policy learning community.

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Are you looking for good practices? Trying to figure out how to improve policies in your region? Want to share lessons learned?

The helpdesk provides policy advice and answers your questions on the four topics covered by the platform: research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, and environment and resource efficiency. The experts give guidance and support on improving the management and implementation of public policies. They can advise you on the best course of action to address your regional challenges.

Are you looking for state-of-the-art practices in your policy field? Want to know how others tackled similar challenges? A benchmarking exercise is the tool for you.

What’s in a benchmarking report? The report will be tailored to the needs and objectives and can include a range of analyses, such as, innovative good practices from other regions, analysis of relevant Operational Programmes, contacts to peers and expert recommendations on the next steps in your region.

Contact us with your needs so that we can assess how to address them best.

This service is only available for public authorities.

Regions all over Europe are tackling similar challenges and testing solutions. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, hence we offer you a chance to benefit from a tailored peer review. Peers are there to investigate and analyse the specific context and challenge in your region, and make recommendations based on their experience. The great thing about peer reviews is that you can be a peer receiving advice one day and providing insight the next time around. This is a true win-win exchange!

We organise both shorter online peer reviews and more comprehensive onsite visits. Each peer visit or discussion will consist of explaining the situation to peers, discussing approaches, solutions and recommendations, followed by drafting an action plan and receiving immediate feedback.

Contact us with your needs so that we can assess how to address them best.

Only public authorities may request a peer review for the region, but any registered member can participate as a peer.

Only registered platform members can access the services. Please login here or register to gain access to the expert support and other services.