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The link between knowledge, policy and practice

January 11, 2010


One of the final activities in 2009 consisted of the Benelux Seminar in cooperation with the Nordic countries on Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Being, organized by the Netherlands Youth Institute. During a two-day programme, practitioners, policy-makers and researchers discussed the issue of child well-being and especially how those different studies and indicators can be used in practice. Jonathan Bradshaw from the University of York presented the EU Child Well-Being Index and Dominic Richardson from the OECD discussed their new report on child well-being – Doing Better for Children. In addition, there were many other country and local examples of studies of child poverty and well-being and how they are used within the policy-making process. The range of presentations indicated that there are useful studies and good practices on how to use these studies but also that it remains difficult to strike an appropriate balance between the collection, presentation and actual use of information.

Conference participants in front of Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam

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