European Implementation Collaborative (EIC)

The European Implementation Collaborative (EIC) draws together a “broad range of individual and organisational stakeholders in the field of implementation [and seeks to] build links and exchange learning about implementation science and practice within Europe”. More specifically, the EIC “aims to improve the life of children, youth, adults, and families in Europe through effective evidence-informed implementation of evidence-informed human services”.

Objectives of the EIC are to:

  • “Promote greater awareness and understanding of implementation science and practice within and across European welfare and human service systems.
  • Create an infrastructure for cross-European exchange of the ‘know what’, ‘know why’, and ‘know how’ of implementation practice and science.
  • Identify and develop a common Europe-specific knowledge base and language on implementation in order to define the specific contextual factors of the European human service delivery systems that encompass implementation work in European countries.
  • Link the individuals and groups working in this area in Europe back to the growing global community of implementation science and practice and contribute a European perspective to the wider development of the field.”

The EIC provides a set of resources on implementation, facilitates connections between members and implementation organisations generally, and publishes a newsletter.

It was established in 2015.

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Video: This network was described by Bianca Albers in a plenary session video (her talk starts at the 11.30 minute mark): "Implementation science and practice networks: what they are, how they work" (via GigTV), at the 2016 Australasian Implementation Science conference.

Posted: November 2016
Last modified: November 2016

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