The course was designed especially for the master students in European Studies of the College of Europe, Natolin.
This workshop introduces the aims, scope and some tools of policy analysis. The course focuses on techniques, tools, and ‘ways to read policies’ that can provide the students with ingenuity and creativity when dealing with policy topics in their career. The lesson first zooms on the history of policy analysis, and quickly moves to the essential vocabulary we need to understand and discuss public policies.
The core of the workshop is the presentation of two tools and their techniques:
During the workshop we play with the tools thanks to sessions based on the simple coding of short texts following the templates of the IGT and of the NPF. These two tools have been chosen because (a) they are extremely versatile (b) they open our minds by showing how we can ‘see policies’ as systems of rules (IGT) and narratives.
This workshop was organized for and delivered at the College of Europe of Natolin in November 2020.