Joint Research Centre - European Commission

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Rhodes (EL) - 28/09/09 - 02/10/09

KAM Fall School: Knowledge Assessment Methodologies


Organised by the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) in collaboration with Institute of Inland Water of Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, the 7th Edition of the Fall School will present state-of-the-art tools and methods to address policy related knowledge in extended policy processes.

Lectures by a group of international experts will cover methodological approaches that aim at combining both aims of widening the range of actors involved in decision-making and of being transparent, open and trustful about the knowledge that is fed into a policy making cycle.

The methodologies that will be taught at the school include social multi criteria evaluation, participatory methods and scenario building methodologies, uncertainty expression and communication, institutional analysis, quality assurance protocols to deal with uncertainty, complexity and risk in decision making processes.

The School’s focus this year is coastal water governance. Hence, as part of the School activities, participants will be encouraged to initiate applications of the methodologies presented to examples and cases of relevance in their professional contexts.

The target audience of the Rhodes KFS consists of policy makers, administrators, practitioners and stakeholders in socio-political issues in which techno-sciences are involved (planning, environment, urban development, transport and energy…).