COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

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APPLY - European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

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European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

The European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis (APPLY) improves the way European citizens understand, evaluate and contribute to public decision-making on such matters of common concern as climate change or energy policies. Addressing this need from a multidisciplinary perspective on argumentation, the APPLY Action identifies gaps between the citizens’, policymakers’ and scholarly experts’ argumentation, and explores ways of treating them.

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Figure 1. Gaps in public policy argumentation

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The Three Gaps

From a multidisciplinary perspective, the Action identifies three problematic aspects that we refer to as “the three gaps” (see Figure 1).

1. The gap between citizens’ and policymakers’ argumentation
2. The gap between normative theory and institutional practice
3. The gap between normative theory and citizens’ practice of argumentation

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Argument Mapping Workshop

ArgLab is organising a Training School on Argument Mapping between Friday 15 March to Monday 19 March, led by Dr. phil. habil. Frank Zenker. The Training School is aimed at Researchers/scholars from any field qualifying as pre-doc or early career, educators in public or private institutions as well as “policy persons“ working for/with public policy-related organizations, governments, consultancies, NGOs, think-tanks, etc.

COST Action 17132 APPLY – Kick Off event

The 4-year project will start with a series of kick-off events at the ArgLab in Lisbon. The goal of the kick-off event is to encapsulate the project’s main objectives, methods and topics via a variety of presentations, meetings and working sessions. These activities will focus on the problems of argumentation in public policy-making, especially in the context of climate change and energy debates.

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COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

Action Contacts

Andreia Zorrinho - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
NOVA - FCSH | Avenida de Berna, 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal
Tel: +351 217 908 300 # 1587
andreia.zorrinho@fcsh.unl.pt

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