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 making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging.
Evidence-informed policymaking needs advocates and skilled practitioners.
The summer school aims to help researchers to have more impact and policymakers to use evidence for policy solutions.
The workshop will focus on the tools and approaches to inform the policymaking process through evidence.
Please apply online outlining your motivation and why you think this training will help you in your current job.
Deadline: 28 May 2018
The selection process strives to achieve a balanced representation of qualified candidates, including by gender and country, evaluating past experiences and motivation of the applicants.
Participants having completed the Summer School will be provided with a certificate signed by the organising partners.
Accommodation (three nights) and meals is offered to all participants.
Full funding (including travel to Austria) is offered for 35 spots for participants coming from the following countries and territories: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.
For any questions about the event, please email JRC-IIASA-SCHOOL@ec.europa.eu
Updates on the call for applications will be available on this website and on our Twitter account.
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The 2018 Evidence and Policy Summer School in Laxenburg, Austria is organised by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), in collaboration with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the Global Young Academy (GYA).
The event is held under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.