WORKSHOP – Evidence-based decision-making at EU level​

Understanding and getting involved


28 March, 09:00 – 13:00 CEST


In-person at Place du Luxembourg 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Exceptionally, online participation can be arranged, but it is preferable to attend in person.


595 € (+VAT)

* Includes a 4-hour course


This workshop is targeted at an audience having already a basic understanding of EU Public Affairs and EU policy-making (minimum 2-3 years of experience).


Daniel Guéguen

Vicky Marissen

Meglena Mihova


The EU and especially the EU Commission takes pride in its evidence-based decision-making. But what does this actually mean? How is this put in practice? To what extent is policy-making actually based on evidence? How does politics fit in?

All these points will be assessed and explained, notably the performance of Impact Assessments as a cornerstone of evidence-based decision-making.

Most importantly, the workshop will provide strategic and operational insights into how one can contribute efficiently as a stakeholder to this process.


Part 1

  • How to define evidence-based decision-making? Is it different from science-based decision-making?
  • Inception impact assessment, Ex ante and Ex post impact assessment: what do they aim to achieve and when are they performed in the policy cycle
  • When is an impact assessment required? Which impact is assessed, by whom and via which process?
  • Impact assessment Guidelines & toolbox: the EU Commission service roadmap for proper IAs
  • The performance of an IA on delegated/implementing acts
  • Consultations in the context of evidence-based decision-making.

Part 2

  • Insight on where and how to contribute in this process
  • The Socio-economic analysis in legislative & policy discussions and files
  • Methodology for developing socio-economic data for impact assessment processes.

28 March, 09:00 – 13:00 CEST