III module of the 2013 Public Policy School

The third module of the Public Policy school has been held on April 13 – 14 2013. The programe was continued with the lecture on “policy analysis” by Anka Kekez Koštro and Milan Koštro.

The topic (keywords):

The main purpose of this workshop was to bring closer students to the purpose of analysis procedures in the public policy’s design and implementation as well as specific research standards and methodologies. The workshop aimed to straighten capacities for the immediate implementation of simple research methodologies, as well as in organizing complex researche projects in collaboration with experts from different public policy areas. Given that effective public policy analysis involves effective communication of findings, the workshop participants will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will be of direct use in making high-quality analytical texts of different formats (Policy Analysis, Summary-brief, press – release).

The two days long workshop was held at the PR Center, it was dynamic learning process, with a focus on connecting previous professional experience of participants with new concepts and methods presented by researchers with extensive experience in public policy analysis. The participants were included in dialogue and had the opportunity for exchange of experiences and perspectives from different sectors.

Through interactive presentations and group exercises based on specific policies examples the participants, the following contents were processed:

  • Process of policy making and public policy elements (a short review of the first module highlights)
  • Policy Research and Development
  • Policy analysis as applied research: Forms and methodological approach
  • Stakeholder analysis as a policy analysis form
  • Problem defining as a policy analysis form
  • Analysis of the public policy design
  • Development and communication of different formats of quality analytical texts

Short biographies of the lecturers:

Anka Kekez Koštro (Split, 1982), graduated in Political Sciences Department at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb, currently on doctoral studies on Comparative Politics Department at the same faculty. Since 2005, first as an external collaborator, and since 2010 as a research-assistant at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb she conducted seminars by applying the service – learning method in: Public policy, political socialization and political education, Democracy and civil society courses.

In the same period, first as a consultant (MAP Consulting Ltd.), and then as a research assistant at the Public Policy Department (Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb) takes part in a number of scientific and applied researches on the public policies making and implementation in Croatia, in that sense she designed and conducted for civil servants, employees and civil society activists informal education about public policy.

Publications Summary (book chapters and journal articles, expert analysis) is available on the website CROSBI by: http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=326864&period=2007.

Milan Koštro (1974), graduated in Political Sciences Department at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. After a long career in journalism, as a political and economic journalist, reporter and editor for newspapers, radio, television and the Internet, since 2011 worked as an independent media consultant and trainer. He has organized and moderated a series of conferences and round tables. He is an experienced trainer in the field of socially responsible managment, media and public appearances. He also works as a media campaigns manager for companies, organizations and politicians. While working in media, he edited various publications, two radio programs on economic subjects and portals: Reuters and banka.hr. Beca use of his knowledge in economics and politics, participated in the preparation of socio-economic analysis and various policy documents.

The Public Policy school project is supported by the Commission for the allocation of gambling revenue and managed by Institute alternative in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Monitoring (CEMI).

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