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Policy briefs

Policy briefs present current scientific knowledge in a concise format with clear recommendations for policy makers. These policy briefs are intended to facilitate the engagement of different types of policymakers in various issues where innovation can contribute to better solutions for the future.

CIRCLE policy briefs 2022

The EU aims to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy which requires transformational change. Some key approaches are highlighted in a study which explores how policy on leadership and governance for regional economic development can be advanced by focusing on public actors’ capabilities, network positions and institutional arrangements.Front cover of policy brief 02-2022.
 Policy brief 02-2022 (Pdf, 1.5 Mb)
The societal challenges of our time – such as Covid-19, climate change and inequalities – require regions to change, and policy plays a crucial part in supporting this change. A study of why, how, and under which conditions local and regional actors can shape regional futures leads the way for policy on regional development. 
Front cover of policy brief 01-2022.
 Policy brief 01-2022 (Pdf, 917Kb)


Each policy brief has direct contact details to the author of the brief. For overall contacts about policy briefs:

Mart Laatsit 

Policy brief series editor

Rhiannon Pugh

Policy brief series editor

Markus Grillitsch

CIRCLE director

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