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 a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, collecting, managing, making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging.
Procuring, producing and using relevant evidence in policymaking is an even more complex task. It demands a set of distinct skills and additionally a mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers.
To help researchers to have more impact and policymakers to use evidence for policy solutions, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), together with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, organise the third Evidence and Policy Summer School in Senec, Slovakia.
The thematic topic of the 2017 Summer School is migration and demographic changes – a key strategic area for the future of Europe. However, the workshop will not present either the latest science or specific policy solutions in this domain, but will focus on the tools and approaches to inform the policymaking process through evidence.
The programme is co-designed with the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography, and will be of particular interests to scientists and policymakers working in this thematic and regional context.
The initial call for applications is now closed and submissions are currently under review.
A limited number of places are still available to
For those groups the application remains open until 31 July 2017.
The selection process strives to achieve a balanced representation of qualified candidates, including by gender and country.
Accommodation (three nights), meals and airport transfers (from Vienna to Senec, SK) is offered to all participants.
Full funding (including travel to Slovakia) is offered for 25 spots for participants coming from EU Neighbourhood countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
For any questions about the event, please contact: JRC-KM-GEOGRAPHIC@ec.europa.eu
Updates on the call for applications will be available on this website and on our Twitter account.
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Check the Summer School 2016, focused on the use of evidence to address challenges of the water-energy-food nexus.