Towards an accelerated roadmap for strengthening evidence-informed policy-making in the European Region (2015)




Report of the First Technical Expert Meeting (29-30 January 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania)

The European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) established a subcommittee on evidence-informed policy-making (EIP) in 2014.

The EACHR identified EIP as a key mechanism in support of actions across governments and societies for the implementation of the Health 2020 policy framework. 

The first technical expert meeting to enhance EIP took place on 29 and 30 January 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting brought together institutions, subject matter experts, policy-makers and knowledge brokers to elaborate the science and practice of EIP, and to develop a joint framework of actions that would lay out a foundation for cohesion and collaboration of stakeholders with a vested interest in fostering EIP. 

During the meeting, stakeholders reiterated the need for an accelerated roadmap on EIP. They agreed on the roadmap's strategic objectives and defined 12 concrete actions to take them forward.