Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities

Our Danish research team has recently published in Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. The article "Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities" analyses the use of research evidence (RE) in three policy processes, at the local level, dealing with physical activity. We analysed an extensive number of policy documents and a total of 14 interviews with policymakers.  Results show an unsystematic way of using RE, where demographic and statistical data as well as expert consultation were mostly used.

Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis

A new article was published as part of REPOPA, WP 2 - Policy Games. The article is open-access in Health Research Policy and Systems. The aim of this study was to analyse and compare the stakeholder networks in local health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) policymaking in three European country cases in the Netherlands, Denmark and Romania. The main objectives were to unravel the stakeholder network in the policy process by conducting three systems analyses, and to increase insight into the similarities and differences in the policy processes of these European country cases.