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!).
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.