Excerpt:As LIAISE is entering its final year of gathering evidence on impact assessment (IA) for sustainable development (SD), a future vision on IA for SD – and in particular in relation to tool use in the process – is gradually emerging. From the evidence in LIAISE it becomes clear that IA is increasingly used in evaluating the impacts of decision ex ant
Excerpt:The mission of LIAISE is to build up a broad interdisciplinary community of research institutes and researchers in the field of policy impact assessment (IA). So far, research within the LIAISE network mainly focuses on the environmental and economic dimensions.
Excerpt:The LIAISE postgraduate training courses aim at both acquiring in-depth knowledge on impact assessment and procedures in specific areas within IA for Sustainable Development, as well as broadening the candidates’ scientific scope and competences. The LIAISE Winter School in January 2012, which was organised and hosted by UFZ in Leipzig ...
Excerpt:Early career researchers (Ph.D. candidates, post-docs, pre-docs, master students) play an important role in creating a stable scientific impact assessment community. Their research provides excellent results on specialised topics related to the assessment of policies.
Excerpt:The mission of LIAISE is to build up a broad interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners from the field of policy impact assessment to develop a mutual understanding of their respective needs and potentials.
Excerpt:The coordinator of LIAISE has changed from Jan-Erik Wien to myself, Sander Janssen. I am delighted with this opportunity to act as LIAISE coordinator in close cooperation with Klaus Jacob (FU Berlin) as co-coordinator.
Excerpt:Over the past couple of years Member States and stakeholders have been disputing if and how the European Union should contribute to the conservation of soils. In 2006, following a comprehensive stakeholder consultation, the European Commission tabled their thematic strategy for soil protection, including a proposal for a soil framework directive.
Excerpt:The Freie Universität Berlin and the LIAISE Network of Excellence invite papers for the 2012 'Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change', which will be the 11th event in the series of annual European Conferences. This year's conference theme "Evidence for Sustainable Development" addresses the knowledge basis of ...
Excerpt:In January 2012 the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ - will host in Leipzig a four-day training event for young and early career researchers: the LIAISE Winter School. The focus of this event will be on Impact Assessment (IA) as a general procedural framework for policy appraisal in decision-making processes. ...
Excerpt:As the European Commission and the Member States prepare for policies to increase the efficiency of the natural resources use, some of the LIAISE partners are exploring potentials for modelling the impacts of such policies on the various aspects of sustainable development. The LIAISE concept of a Reference Model for Impact Assessment Tools ...