We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Europe is now witnessing a growing movement of policy labs and other public innovation teams at EU, national, regional and local levels of governance. Their experimental, creative and citizen-centred approaches are changing the ways policies are shaped and delivered, putting forward alternative solutions in a time when our institutions require more robust and adaptable responses to complex situations.
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and its EU Policy Lab would like to invite you to LAB CONNECTIONS, the first-ever gathering of policy labs in Brussels, where, together, we will:
Five policy areas will serve as initial ground for participants to connect with their own ongoing or potential projects:
LAB CONNECTIONS will take place in Berlaymont, at the headquarters of the European Commission, on 17-18 October 2016, in the presence of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (tbc).
We will host exhibition spaces for policy labs, plenary sessions, workshops, and a social programme, with the participation of labs and other public innovation teams, EU institutions, and national, regional and local public authorities across Europe.
Registration for LAB CONNECTIONS is NOW OPEN.