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JRC - IIASA Summer School on Evidence and Policy

Sep 02 2015
Sep 04 2015

The JRC, together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), will hold a three-day summer school bringing together scientists and policy-makers to learn how to better use evidence for policy-making.

A joint announcement for the school from both Directors-General is available here, as well as a draft agenda.

Day 1 will include high-level policy-makers and scientists who will share their knowledge with the participants, while the following two days will focus on developing students' skills in the use of evidence to develop policy. In advance of the summer school, participants will be required to produce a poster outlining their work to be presented during the first day.

Who can apply?

For the first such joint initiative, a call for expression of interest from those conducting research and developing policy in the field of energy, including its links to climate and air quality, are invited to reply.

We are looking for a total of 20 young scientists from across the EU. Applicants should submit their details, along with a 200 word motivation statement outlining how their work in the field of energy, including its links to climate and air quality, is relevant to the evidence-policy nexus and why they would benefit from attending the school to

The deadline for applications closed on 15 June 2015.

Selection will be made on the basis of the motivation statement and the need to have a representative distribution from across the EU.

Participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, but meals and transport to/from IIASA will be covered.

For more information, please contact