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.
In order to promote a culture of evidence-informed policy-making, it is important that EU policy-makers have a regular exchange with scientists allowing them to better understand scientists' views on policy issues and vice versa.
On 15 September 2015 Members of the European Parliament will have unique opportunity to meet leading scientists within EU scientific community.
The event is co-organised by the JRC and Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), and will launch two initiatives:
What are national Parliaments’ expectations from European and national scientists? Why it is so important to collaborate at national level?
High level panel with representatives of umbrella scientific organisations
EU and national policy makers have different expectations from EU science. How do EU science bodies react to their needs? Are there concrete examples which prove that common efforts and constructive collaboration between the two communities could bring effective results for the benefit of EU citizens?
Parallel session: Panel on the best practices with science meets parliaments at national level