Welcome to EBW

My name is Dr. Amy-Jane Gielen and I am a political scientist with 15 years of work experience in the social and security domain.

It is my mission to contribute to effective social and security policies. Policies with impact can only be developed and implemented by effective and resilient professionals. Therefore, my motto is "best practices need best people.

Want to know how you can make more effective policies and/or increase your own effectiveness and resilience? Then schedule a free effectiveness consultation.

Amy-Jane Gielen, Amy-Jane, Toolkit evidence-based working, political scientist, book, dissertation, radicalization, impact incubator


For local, national and international clients in the social and security domain, I perform various services. I train, coach, speak and advise. Below you will find a selection of my services. The comprehensive overview can be found on the Services page.

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Impact Incubator: effective policy in 1 day

In 1 training day, transform your policy (sidee) into a plan with impact. In this 1-day session on the moor you will learn how to create impact plan, how to change behavior and get feedback Dr. Amy-Jane Gielen and policy colleagues. At the end of this day, you will walk out with a plan with impact.

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Best Practices - Best People Coaching

Would you like 1-on-1 guidance in creating or implementing effective policies? 

Or is it time for a transformation and do you want to become more become more effective? This is possible in one of my coaching programs.

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Effectiveness Scan

Do you want to know if your project, intervention or policy plan has the potential to contribute to an effective social or safety policy? With the EBW method© I perform a scan on your project or policy plan. This can be done at the start or during the duration of the plan. I tell you what the strong points of your plan are, but also what you can still work on to make it more effective.


Dr. Amy-Jane Gielen has spent 15 years researching a variety of interventions, policies and organizations in the social and security domain. These include (anti)radicalization, crime, undermining, youth care, parenting, citizenship. Although she no longer conducts (evaluation) research herself, she feels it is important to share her research work. After all, by using existing knowledge we can make more effective social and security policies. 

Working effectively on resilience

Evaluation of the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

Deradicalization and disengagement in Dutch prisons

Prevention Model

Thesis Cutting through Complexity

Handbook Deradicalization

Get in touch

Do you have any questions? You can always contact Evidence Based Work (EBW) without obligation.