The Policy Learning Platform is the second action of the Interreg Europe programme, established to boost EU-wide policy learning and capitalisation on practices from regional development policies. The platform is a space for continuous learning where the policymaking community in Europe can tap into the knowhow of experts and peers.
As the community of like-minded stakeholders grows, so does the pool of good practices and expertise in the four Interreg Europe topics:
The platform is open to all policymakers in Europe. Certain target groups have been defined to better focus the resources and services:
If you design or implement public policies in your region, you can register to the platform in a few easy clicks and become part of our community.
The platform offers a set of services that allow you to:
1. Access support and expertise
The platform’s aim is to help policymakers find solutions and improve their public policies by exchanging with experts and peers. Peer learning is a core component of this service. But community members can also contact the platform experts directly for advice on the best course of action for their specific needs. Support will also come in the form of online discussion hours and webinars. As the experts get to know the community members and their needs in more detail, the services will be adapted and tailored accordingly.
2. Share knowledge
The platform experts monitor policy trends and provide analyses on the four topics (see above). The platform experts regularly publish news articles and policy briefs as well as the results of their work with community members (peer reviews, benchmarking exercises, discussion hours, etc.).
3. Be part of a community
The beneficiaries of the platform, its community members, are also the drivers that will generate real added value by creating a peer learning experience. We count on each community member to benefit from the platform services and contribute to the activities. Our experts are here to help!
Don’t forget to follow us on social media: @InterregEurope #policylearning
+ Good practice database
Our special +1 service is the good practice database. Interregional cooperation has proven to be an efficient tool for identifying good practices. But how useful are the practices if only the project partners know about them ? The platform is here to make this knowledge accessible to everyone.
Good practices can be found all across Europe. What qualifies as a good practice for one region may be quite common in another one. The platform database will feature good practices that are well evidenced and validated by our experts.
Watch this space! Our database will be available soon.