Policy Options

Resources for policymakers, supported by scientific evidence and economic analysis, to inform the development of future policies.

Policy options, backed up by robust scientific evidence generated during the project, will be published in a policy briefing at the end of the project. The options will consider current policy and help inform the development of future policies at local, regional, national and EU levels. The policy options will incorporate economic aspects and ‘what-if’ scenarios, via the Economic Simulation Platform, to ensure that the associated costs and benefits associated are also provided to policymakers.

To enable more effective translation of the research findings into potential social innovations and real policy change, two ‘Science Connecting Policy’ workshops will be held during the project. The first workshop, held in June 2021, allowed policymakers early engagement with the project. The second will be used to disseminate the policy options resulting from the LongITools project.

Timescale for completion: Winter 2024


Next policy forum

The LongITools policy forums take place every six months and the next event will be held in May 2024. Please email Claire Webster to register your interest for this or future events.

Policy Forum #5: Navigating the Urban Exposome

Our latest policy forum was held on 28th September 2023 and focused on urban health. It brought together various stakeholders to discuss topics such as urban planning, healthy cities, and quality of life, as well as the latest exposome research in this area. Find out more and access the recording in this blog.

Policy Forum #4: Diabetes and the Exposome

Our fourth policy forum was held on 10th May 2023. Speakers talked about the impact that diabetes can have on people's lives and on society and LongITools and Expanse researchers presented their latest and preliminary exposome research findings relating to diabetes. Find out more and access the recording in this blog.