Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise - LIAISE
The LIAISE Network of Excellence (NoE) aims at helping to realise the full potential of Impact Assessment (IA) procedures and tools. The main purpose of LIAISE is to bridge the two communities of IA researchers and IA practitioners, currently divided by a huge gap, trough the creation of a shared toolbox – simultaneously accessible and useful for policy makers as well as for the research community.
Impact Assessment (IA) is potentially an important policy instrument for delivering more sustainable development as well as enhancing the evidence base, transparency and effectiveness of decision making processes. Within the European Commission, IA has evolved in the past few years as an important instrument to coordinate the preparation of policies.