To mark the launch of the new European-based network, Dr Simona Milio of LSE Enterprise and Arnaud Vaganay of the Department of Methodology will be speaking at an event on 12 February.
SPARK brings together policymakers, practitioners and researchers to promote Social Policy Experimentation and share ideas on developing, trialling and evaluating new policies.
Social policy experimentation tests the validity of new innovative policies by collecting evidence about the real impact of measures on people.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence, LSE Enterprise and J-PAL Europe have received funding from the European Commission DG on Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion to provide support services to the Commission to develop social policy experimentation in the EU.
Through information sessions, training days and the network, SPARK will raise awareness of the importance of experimentation within social policy and help build capacity within organisations and administrations involved in designing, implementing and evaluating social and employment policies.
Attend the launch of the project and the Spark network in London on 12 February 2014.
For more information and to join the SPARK network.