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Evidence and Policy Summer School - Science, policy and Demography

Evidence and Policy Summer School - Science, policy and Demography

In a world flooded with information making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging.

Evidence-informed policymaking needs advocates and skilled practitioners. The summer school aims to help researchers to have more impact and policymakers to use evidence for policy solutions.

The workshop will focus on the tools and approaches to inform the policymaking process through evidence.


Please apply online outlining your motivation and why you think this training will help you in your current job. Apply here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/workshop/evidence-policy-summer-school-science-policy-and-demography

Deadline: 17 May 2018

The selection process strives to achieve a balanced representation of qualified candidates, including by gender and country, evaluating past experiences and motivation of the applicants.

Who is this Summer School for?

- Early to mid-career scientists and policymakers

- Interested in how to achieve impact on policy and

- Interested in how to commission and use research

- With at least 2 years of work experience within the themes of migration and demographic changes

- Working primarily in the Eastern and Southern European Neighborhood countries, including the Western Balkans;

- Being proficient in English and committing to participate for the whole duration of the seminar is mandatory.

What is unique about the professional development training?

- Policymakers and scientists meet and together develop skills in using evidence for creating policy solutions;

- Participants will learn how their respective counterpart's professional worlds operate;

- Leading thinkers and practitioners share their experience with participants;

- Participants having completed the Summer School will be provided with a certificate signed by the organising partners.

Accommodation, funding

Accommodation (three nights) and meals is offered to all participants.

Full funding (including travel to Austria) is offered for 35 spots for participants coming from the following countries and territories: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.


Additional information available on: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/workshop/evidence-policy-summer-school-science-policy-and-demography

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 - 18:00 to Friday, 7 September, 2018 - 16:00
Laxenburg, Austria
Joint Research Centre
International Institute for Appliled Systems Analysis
International Network for Government Science Advice
Global Young Academy
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