Issue 6: Impact and further development of policies and instruments
What sort of impact do policies and instruments have on future regional development? How should these policies and instruments be adapted to contribute more effectively to sustainable development? How can policy assessment and research processes be improved to help reduce the gap between recommendations and practical implementation?
Task 1: To highlight the impact of policies and the scope available to players
With Issue 6 Future in the Alps again sums up the current level of knowledge available on the impact of policies and instruments on future regional development in the Alpine region, and proposals on how to adapt it. What sort of scope do which players have? How is this scope utilised? What are the possibilities and the limitations of political controllability? Future in the Alps will use the answers to these questions to help clarify the scope available to the various players in the Alpine region, to communicate this knowledge clearly, and as a result bring about changes in behaviour among key players in politics and administration.
Task 2: To shape policy recommendations in a practical way
The Future in the Alps Project is to use selected projects to examine how policy evaluations and recommendations made to politics and administration can be shaped from applied research work so they can be adopted more effectively by those they are intended for and put into practice. How should policy evaluation processes be shaped to maximise the benefits to those involved (i.e. those contracting the evaluation, those evaluated, those evaluating)? How can the action knowledge of those involved be mobilised? How should research processes be shaped so that the results and recommendations can be put into practice? What can researchers and practitioners each contribute? The analysis is to focus on current policy evaluation and research projects relating to the topics of Issues 1 to 5.
A team of experts addressed these tasks. The results include an analysis report as well as databases of examples of best/good practice and the relevant publications. These results, which are available in English only, provide the "raw material" used for mediating the know-how. The experts themselves are responsible for the contents of the results.
Here you can search projects and publications about each of the six topics