2/4 Policy-Making and Community Engagement

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Over the last decade, a new wave of entrepreneurial Policies are developed by public sector organizations to solve specific problems in other organizations and communities. Yet public sector organizations are often faced with challenges to meet the needs of the beneficiaries due to a lack of real-life understanding of the environment in which those beneficiaries live. To make a real impact and reach solid results both sides must collaborate and develop a mutual understanding of key issues that need to be solved.

Input from communities should be a cornerstone in the effective policy development process and more effort should be put into ensuring that the needs of communities are well reflected in them. This module stresses the importance of community engagement in policymaking activities, the positive impact that such engagement creates and outlines different ways of how it can be done.

Learning Outcomes


This course aims to provide professionals with To bridge the gap between Social Sciences and Humanities research and practice activities by providing participants with a general overview of effective policymaking and community engagement process as well as equipping their students with necessary tools for independent work in the field. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module participants will be able to:

  1. Elaborate how the process of policymaking looks like and why it is important.
  2. Identify career prospects in policymaking and apply different strategies to become a strong expert in the field. 
  3. Understand what is effective community engagement in policymaking, why it is important and how it can be achieved. 
  4. Categorize different types of communities and choose the most suitable ways to connect with its members.
  5. Apply different techniques to build effective collaboration between communities and public authorities.