Role of Evidence in the Formulation of European Public Health Policies: A Comparative Case Study Analysis

Ilaria Passarani

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The thesis explores the role of evidence in the formulation of European Public health policies. It investigates what kind of evidence does the European Commission use in the formulation of EU public health policies, and how does it source it and how the evidence is used. It also collected the perceptions of policy makers and stakeholders on the use of evidence and the hindering and facilitating factors in the uptake of scientific research.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Maarse, Hans, Supervisor, External person
  • Paulus, Agnes, Co-Supervisor
Award date8 Oct 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463805230
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Evidence-based policy
  • European Union
  • Impact assessment
  • EU public health policies
  • EU lobbying

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