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The 2nd BeSP symposium: Be­ha­vi­oural in­sights in design­ing pub­lic policy & in­ter­ven­tions


How to systematically make use of behaviour change theory and evidence in designing public policy? Can behavioural diagnosis help to identify key determinants and effective strategies? How to develop, adapt and evaluate interventions in a behaviour change theory – and evidence- based manner? What are the steps to take forward to improve the uptake and use of research on influencing behaviour, when designing policies and interventions? The 2nd BeSP-symposium: Be­ha­vi­oural in­sights in design­ing pub­lic policy & in­ter­ven­tions was a high-profile multidisciplinary 2-day symposium featuring both international and Finnish speakers. Tiedekulma was fully booked (over 180 registered participants), and a 2-day event had a wide live streaming audience (119 viewers followed the stream on Thursday and 149 viewers on Friday!).


See the recordings here: the 1st day, the 2nd day (morning) and the 2nd day (afternoon).





Prof. Susan Michie: Applying behavioural science to policy and interventions: a tool for collaboration

Prof. Cass Sun­stein: Lecture and a Q&A session

Dr. Adam Oliver: Towards a New Political Economy of Behavioral Public Policy

Francesca Papa: The international frontiers of behavioural public policy

Prof. Harri Oinas-Kukkonen: Digital intervention design

Adj. Prof. Pilvikki Ab­setz: Shared functions but contextualised content and delivery – the SMART2D intervention to prevent and control type 2 diabetes in three different disadvantaged settings

Asst. Prof. Nelli Hankonen: Common tasks and principles in behaviour change intervention development frameworks: Integrative review

Dr. Lauri Sääks­vuori: Behavioral insights and influenza immunization: Evidence from a large-scale RCT

Sirpa Kekkonen: Use of behavioral insight in the Policy-making of the Finnish Government – overview of recent developments

Prof. Maija Setälä: Deliberative mini-publics facilitating voter knowledge and judgement: Experience from a Finnish local referendum

Eeva Ran­tala: Nudging healthy eating and physical activity: Experiences from the StopDia at Work intervention


See the programme for presentation details here.