Tracing policy impact – The case of European Centre projects




Kahlert, R. (2020). Tracing policy impact – The case of European Centre projects, Policy Brief 2020/7. Vienna: European Centre.


This Policy Brief introduces an evaluation approach to assess policy impact of research and development projects. This approach was applied on selected European Centre projects to show whether and how these activities have triggered policy relevance and impact. The study found that all selected projects reached important levels of awareness-raising and confluence, while some had a notable impact on the process, system and beneficiaries. Finally, the Policy Brief recommends how policy impact could be supported and strengthened in future projects.