Curriculum for training course on policy impact assessment

Hannes König, Katharina Helming, Ofira Ayalon, Edan Benami, Ruslana Rachel Palatnik


A one-week MACSUR training course on policy impact assessment was held in March 2014 at Haifa University in Israel. The course was organised by ZALF (Hannes König, Katharina Helming) and Haifa University (Ofira Ayalon, Edan Benami, Ruslana Palatnik), targeting at the participation of Post-Docs and PhD students associated to the MACSUR consortium. The Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment (FoPIA) was used as the main method for the course to support structuring the policy impact assessment. The Israelian MACSUR case study of the Ramat Menashe Biosphere was used the test case of assessing alternative policy options and sustainability trade-offs.

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Helming, K., Diehl, K., Kuhlman, T., Jansson, T., Verburg, P. H., Bakker, M., Pérez-Soba, M., Jones, L., Verkerk, P. J., Tabbush, P., Morris, J. B., Drillet, Z., Farrington, J., LeMouél, P., Zagame, P., Stuczynski, T., Siebielec, G., Sieber, S., Wiggering, H., 2011. Ex ante impact assessment of policies affecting Land use, Part B: Application of the analytical Framework. Ecology and Society 16.

König, H. J., Sghaier, M., Schuler, J., Abdeladhim, M., Helming, K., Tonneau, J. P., Ounalli, N., Imbernon, J., Morris, J., Wiggering, H., 2012. Participatory Impact Assessment of Soil and Water Conservation Scenarios in Oum Zessar Watershed, Tunisia. Environmental Management 50: 153-165.

König, H. J., Schuler, J., Suarma, U., McNeill, D., Imbernon, J., Damayanti, F., Dalimunthe, S. A., Uthes, S., Sartohadi, J., Helming, K., Morris, J., 2010. Assessing the Impact of Land Use Policy on Urban-Rural Sustainability Using the FoPIA Approach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Sustainability 2: 1991-2009.

Morris, J., Tassone, V., De Groot, R., Camilleri, M., Moncada, S., 2011. A Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment' (FoPIA): involving stakeholders in European policy-making, a case study of land use change in Malta. Ecology and Society 16.

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