Join us for an information session on exploring methods to test social policy innovation. We will review the practice of testing new ideas and policies and collecting evidence about the real impact of measures on people. We will also launch a new European-based Network for Social Policy Analysis for Robust Knowledge (SPARK).

The event will cover:

  • The meaning of social policy innovation
  • The benefits of policy impact assessment
  • Social policy experimentation best practice in Europe
  • Follow-up training and resources available from the European Commission
  • The benefits of joining SPARK.

Who should attend?

This event and the SPARK network is for policymakers, practitioners, organisations or individuals who want to further their own evidence through experimentation and encourage a wider debate on research in social policy.

This is part of a larger initiative from the EU Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and  Inclusion to promote the benefits of social policy experimentation throughout the EU. The project is managed by LSE Enterprise, the consulting arm of the London School of Economics, in partnership with J-PAL Europe and the Alliance for Useful Evidence.

For more information, please look at our website or contact:

Ms Bregtje Kamphuis
Project Manager, LSE Enterprise Ltd

Wednesday 25th of June 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm


Speakers include

  • Marc Gurgand, Ecole d’Economie de Paris, Directeur scientifique de J-PAL Europe
  • Hélène Giacobino, Directrice exécutive de J-PAL Europe