Behaviour Change Science & Policy (BeSP) was an ‘Argumenta’ project funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation in 2019-2020. It aimed to evoke scientific and interdisciplinary discussion on questions related to influencing behaviour. The project brought together researchers from different fields, policy makers, and other actors to discuss the science of developing and evaluating effective interventions, to best solve challenges related to behaviour change. The project aimed to improve the uptake and use of research on influencing behaviour, when designing public policy.
The core of the project was formed by five symposia that cover evidence based policy-making and making better use of behaviour change research. In the symposia, we discussed opposing scientific views, and sought novel promising avenues for the future.
Finally, the BeSP project resulted a toolbox of societal decision making that serves as a guidance to better utilise science and research. Find the toolbox here (in Finnish).
The 1st BeSP symposium: Intervention evaluation & field experiments
The 2nd BeSP symposium: Behavioural insights in designing public policy & interventions
The 3rd BeSP symposium: Reverse translation: Practice-based evidence
The 4th BeSP symposium: Creating real-world impact: Implementation and dissemination of behaviour change interventions
The 5th BeSP symposium: Complexity science and behaviour change interventions
More information on the BeSP project site.