EVIPNet Europe - Evidence brief for policy (EBP) workshop in Warsaw, Poland ( 2015)




Warsaw, Poland 23–25 September 2015

After the country launch of the EVIPNet Initiative in Poland in March 2015, a first national KT capacity-building workshop on EBP took place in September 2015. An EBP synthesizes evidence about a policy-relevant, prioritized policy issue, tapping into different research methods. It clarifies underlying problems, proposes options to address these, evaluates potential risks, benefits and costs, and outlines key implementation considerations.

The main aims of the workshop were to raise participants' awareness of the tools and resources available to support the use of research evidence by health policy-makers and stakeholders; to enhance participants' skills in acquiring, assessing, adapting and applying research evidence; and to teach the fundamentals of how to prepare EBPs and organize policy dialogues.