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.
Water, energy, food security and health remain in the scientific and policy making spotlight in Africa.
The Evidence Informed Policy Making (EIPM) seminar will train participants to use evidence for policy making by focusing on challenges and interrelations of those fields.
Please apply online outlining your motivation and why you think this training will help you in your current job.
Deadline for application: 8 October 2018
Applicants will be informed on the outcome of the selection procedure in the week of 5 November.
The selection process strives to achieve a balanced representation of qualified candidates, including
Participants completing the seminar will receive a certificate signed by the organising partners.
African early to mid-career policymakers and scientists with the following characteristics:
Please note that in addition up to 20 places are available to policy makers and researchers coming from non-African countries.
Accommodation, transfers, catering and travel costs to South Africa (via an agency selected by the organisers) is offered for
Today's complex policy challenges, the super-abundance of data and information, scientific controversies and post-fact politics make strengthening the science-policy interface crucial for good governance.
Robust and relevant scientific evidence can make public policies transparent, consistent and effective.
Connecting scientific evidence and policy is not straightforward.
It calls for new collaborations, institutions, knowledge brokers and practices.
It also needs a new set of skills and competences for those working at the intersection between the worlds of science and of policy.
To deliver this seminar, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is forging a collaborative partnership with the
Organising partners commit to building the capacity of African scientific researchers and policy makers in evidence informed policy making, starting with this seminar.
For any questions about the event, please contact: JRC-EIPM-AFRICA@ec.europa.eu
Updates on the call for applications will be available on this website.
To access resources relevant to evidence-informed policymaking we recommend to register as a member in the Evidence for Policy Community of Practice.