Evidence-based policy making

The development of public policy which is informed by objective evidence, e.g. through data related to the content of the policy.

“A genuine single market for data, open to data from across the world – where personal as well as non-personal data, including sensitive business data, are secure and businesses also have easy access to an almost infinite amount of high-quality industrial data, boosting growth and creating value, while minimising the human carbon and environmental footprint. It should be a space where EU law can be enforced effectively, and where all data-driven products and services comply with the relevant norms of the EU’s single market. Data spaces should foster an ecosystem (of companies, civil society and individuals) creating new products and services based on more accessible data. Public policy can increase demand for data-enabled offerings, both by increasing the public sector’s own ability to employ data for decision-making and public services and by updating regulation and sectoral policies to reflect the opportunities provided by data and ensure that they do not maintain disincentives for productive data use.”

Source: Towards a common European data space - COM (2018) 232 final and A European strategy for data – COM (2020) 66 final.

ELISE Resources: EULF Blueprint

LIFO European State of Play