EPSA event

Working with Complexity

8 September 2022

About the event

The increasing complexity of policies requires governments and administrations to adapt and to find new and innovative solutions. In this workshop, we discuss how policy makers and administrations can cope with complexity, and how the challenge of increasing complexity can be seen as providing opportunities for innovation.

Programme and speakers

10.00 – 10.15


10.15 – 11.00

Complexity in policy making and administration

Paul Cairney,

Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling

11.00 – 12.00

Better regulation toolbox: working with complexity

Alexandra Manole,

Policy Officer, Horizontal Coordination on Better Regulation issues, European Commission

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00

Regional and urban policy

Cross-sectoral integration in EU regional and urban policy

Carlotta Fioretti,

Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Practices of European territorial cooperation

Irene McMaster,

Senior Research Fellow, European Policies Research Centre

14.00 – 15.00

Complexity and innovation

Justin W. Cook,

Founding Director, Center for Complexity, RISD


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