Evaluating Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE)

CAPE project aims to better understand and to enhance academic-policy engagement


CAPE is a Research-England funded project which aims to better understand and to enhance academic-policy engagement in different geographical and policy contexts across England. CAPE is providing knowledge that can help to improve the ways that universities engage with national government, parliament and local and regional authorities. Over the next four years, CAPE aims to make a substantial contribution to informing public policy development and to deliver evidence-informed best practice.

Through the delivery of collaborative academic-policy engagement activities across our partner institutions, CAPE will enhance routes for academic-policy engagement, and support the development of academic-policy engagement across the university sector and in different public policy spheres.

Transforming Evidence is evaluating CAPE, by

- Establishing the evidence about promising approaches to university-policy engagement through a best evidence review

- Informing the development and testing of new approaches to be tested through the project and

- Capturing ongoing learning and connect with the wider community of scholars and practitioners who will benefit from and can inform this work

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