Writing Policy with Impact

The purpose of policy is to get something done: to solve a problem or to turn an idea into reality. But why is it that some policies never really get off the ground? How do you make sure that your ideas and recommendations are put into practice? You’ll learn how in the course Writing Policy with Impact.

Learn to write texts that will help make your policy a success, wherever you are in the policy-making process. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to compose a text that supports your policy information or policy proposal, one that will inform and even persuade critical readers. In short: you’ll learn to write a policy text with impact.


  • From policy context to policy text
  • Sell your policy by learning how to write policy with impact
  • Writing policy based on your main message
  • Customisation
  • Writing policy with impact, optional modules
  • Work on your own policy text

Are you interested in this course? Then submit an official request to CLO on Workforce.

Before you enrol in an activity, discuss your specific learning aim or aims with your supervisor. By talking things over, you can decide which activity is most appropriate for you and ask your supervisor to approve your choice.

Make sure you submit your request as soon as possible so that you have time to wait for our approval and to sign up for your chosen activity.

Don’t pay for the activity yourself in advance! CLO will contact the relevant party regarding invoicing. If you are obliged to fill in invoicing details, specify that the invoice must be sent by e‑mail to facturen.financien@knaw.nl and the reference ‘cost centre 3950’ must be shown on the invoice.

For more information about the course, dates and registration, please see the Taalcentrum VU website.