Test cases enable mutual learning about policy-makers ́ and researchers ́ needs, as well as learning on opportunities and barriers for interaction on IA tool use and development. Test cases involve researchers, tool developers, IA practitioners and policy-makers.
The LIAISE test cases study the use of selected IA tools, user requirements and science-policy interface at various thematic and governance levels. They include seven cases ranging from the EU-level to national and regional levels. They cover several policy areas including climate policy, agricultural policy, resource efficiency policy and land use policy. Test cases provide lessons from tool development and from the use or non-use of tools in IA processes. These lessons contribute to increased awareness on IA tools, improved communication between policy and research, and stimulating tool use and IA research.