Barriers to and triggers of policy innovation and knowledge transfer in the UK
The report presents an exploratory analysis and discussion of the institutional aspects and social learning processes that are in play in the UK in relation to youth-related policies. In relation to these policies particular emphasis was placed on education and training; employment programmes and active labour market policies (ALMPs); welfare benefits; etc. In addition, special attention was paid to policy learning/transfer processes in operation in the UK together with the prevailing governance structures and actors.
The authors discuss the dynamics of policy change, learning and innovation from a macro-level perspective, including the overall governance and socio-economic structure; the policy learning framework; and the outputs from policy learning and change. The report also outlines policy change across institutions and policies, notably employment, VET, and welfare policies.