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.
The course, organised jointly with the Secretariat-General, mainly addresses to JRC-based or affiliated researchers whose work is used for the scientific base of Commission Impact Assessment (IA) reports, or who are making use of Commission IA's in other research contexts.
It will consist of an introduction to key steps in impact assessment and fundamental questions about the use of modelling for IA, illustrated with cases.
The main course objective is to provide participants who are involved in research supporting Commission impact assessments with practical guidance on the key analytical steps of impact assessment; to inform them about how IA fits in Commission decision making; about what roles models play in this and how the preparation, the evidence‑base and the final presentation can be optimised. Another important aim is to enable participants to apply general concepts in their specific work environment and research topic, and to identify ways in which the interaction between researchers, officials, politicians and other relevant actors can be improved.
Berlaymont building, Jean Rey Room
Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - 9:30 – 18:00
Wednesday 21 Jan 2015 - 9:00 – 17:00
Day 1 - morning
Andrea Saltelli, JRC
General introduction and fundamental questions about the use of modelling for IA
Day 1– afternoon
Kjetil Rommetveit, University of Bergen
Quality issues in the policy making process
Michaela Saisana, JRC
Multi Criteria Analysis
Giulia Santangelo, JRC
Econometric analysis and counterfactual studies in the context of IA practices
Andrea Saltelli, JRC
Sensitivity auditing: Gauging model quality in relation to model use
Day 2 - morning
Philip B. Stark, University of California, Berkeley
Use and abuse of statistics
Ângela Guimarães Pereira, JRC
Stefano Tarantola, JRC
Fundamentals of sensitivity analysis