Ecorys UK Spotlight Series: Policy and Research

With the New Year in full swing, we are taking a look back at some of our many Policy and Research highlights from 2020 as part of the Ecorys UK Spotlight Series. 

Here’s a snapshot of some of the exciting projects we worked on:

Growing up Under COVID
As we enter a national lockdown, we’re continuing to support young people to have a much needed voice during the pandemic through the Growing Up Under COVID19 project with the University of Huddersfield. Find out more here

Royal Academy of Engineering’s annual GCRF Africa Catalyst 
We presented the findings of our Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Africa Catalyst rapid research project about the contribution of engineering in tackling the COVID19 crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa at an international conference.

#FOOTPRINTS: Exploring schools engaging with young people’s online lives
#FOOTPRINTS launch: Exploring the ways in which schools engage with young people about their digital lives including themes such as safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing

Solutions for schools in navigating the digital world
“Now, more than ever, schools need joined-up thinking when it comes to the digital world”. Our colleague Laurie discusses findings from new research on teachers’ interactions with students about their online lives for London School of Economics (LSE). Find out more here

Research on e-vouchers contributing to EU COVID-19 social policy response 
Our research on e-vouchers comes at a crucial time, as vulnerable families continue to feel the impact of COVID19. It will help beneficiaries of the European Social Fund and design voucher schemes that give people safe access to food.

Evaluation of the Taqaddam Programme
We evaluated an innovative life skills programme called Taqaddam supporting students in nine countries across the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills to steer labour market demands.

We’re looking forward in seeing what new projects kick off this year – stay tuned!