In February the team from Leeds Beckett University (LBU) will be meeting with representatives from different Government departments in the United Kingdom to discuss the findings that have emerged so far from the SME-DE project.
This programme of public policy engagement is part of the project’s wider dissemination strategy. It includes briefings with The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and The Cabinet Office (CO), the department which is responsible for ensuring the effective development, co-ordination and implementation of Government policy. Paul Willis from LBU, who is leading the activity, says, “We are delighted the research from all of our partners has generated interest across a range of Governments departments. This shows the relevance of the project’s insights to different policy contexts. Furthermore, our discussion with The Cabinet Office is particularly useful given this department’s strategic interest in enhancing the wider capability and effectiveness of the Civil Service”.
Paul ends by noting that “the meetings also provide a valuable opportunity to hear some feedback from government officials on what we have done, as well as exploring with them how the research can most effectively be applied after the project formally comes to an end in April”.
04 Feb 2016
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