The PEGNet Best Practice Award is given to programmes or projects that have achieved effective interaction between research and practice.
(1) relevance of the research or policy questions,
(2) quality of research,
(3) design of the link between research and practice/policy-making,
(4) sustainability of partnership between researchers and practitioners, and
(5) originality of the communication strategy.
Projects can apply once each year in the run up to PEGNet conferences. Several projects are pre-selected each year by a committee for presentation at the PEGNet conference. At the conference one winning project is selected and awarded the prize of 3000 EUR.