New Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus launches

News | Posted on Thursday 15 September 2016

The CECAN launch last week brought experts together to debate how research can inform the policy cycle.

Photo courtesy of @cecanexus
Photo courtesy of @cecanexus

On the 13th September, experts from the social sciences met at St Martin in the Fields to celebrate the launch of the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Aross the Nexus.

Professor Jane Elliott of the ESRC introduced the event, followed by a keynote speech from Sir Mark Walport (GCSA). The breadth of expertise of the audience was impressive including Government policy analysts, academics, social researchers and business people.

As part of the event, an expert panel discussed the question: Is policy fit for a complex world? Discussions focused on how CECAN can improve policy for a complex world by drawing on the insights that social scientists can bring to policy making and the evaluation of policy.

YESI's Professor Sue Hartley is a Co-Investigator for CECAN and attended the event on behalf of the University of York. If you are interested in the CECAN project please get in touch. 

Event resources

The CECAN team have shared a review of the day on the Centre website

There is a video of the debate from the event on CECAN's YouTube channel:

Find out more

For more information about CECAN, contact the YESI team. Telephone: 01904 328866.

Alternatively, you can visit the CECAN website or follow CECAN on Twitter (@cecanexus).