What is peer learning?
Peer learning is a practice in which participants share information in an open manner and interact at the same eye level. It can take the form of an event or a process. We also apply peer learning in research where various actors co-produce knowledge in a partnership (participatory research methods). This means that all participants attain a common goal such as learning from one another or improving policy delivery.
What is it good for?
Mutual learning activities such as peer learning, peer reviews and policy labs promote exchange of experience and transfer knowledge about a situation on the selected topic in a certain country and in the respective peer countries. Through peer learning, we support and facilitate the exchanges about policy challenges and practices to improve the situation among different countries and different governance levels. Similarly, we produce novel knowledge through participatory research methods. Peer learning and participatory research varies in terms of the type of involvement of different actors.
What do we offer?
We offer tailor-made peer learning activities such as policy reviews, peer reviews, and peer-to-peer learning sessions and participatory research such as policy labs, action research, and formative research activities. We aim to meet the needs of the participants during all learning methods. For example, the peer reviews implemented within the Bridging Function of the European Centre build on a needs assessment of the Bridge Building countries.