EU Science Hub

Evidence and policy summer school – science, policy and demography

Sep 05 2018
Sep 07 2018
Laxenburg
(AT)

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.

Application

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.

Programme

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Who is this Summer School for?

  • Early to mid-career scientists and policymakers
  • Interested in how to achieve impact on policy and
  • Interested in how to commission and use research
  • With at least 2 years of work experience within the themes of migration and demographic changes
  • Working primarily in the Eastern and Southern European Neighborhood countries, including the Western Balkans;
  • Having citizenship of an EU country or any of the following countries or 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, Russian Federation, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine;
  • Being proficient in English and committing to participate for the whole duration of the seminar is mandatory.

What will you gain?

  • New knowledge on how to better integrate scientific evidence into policy-making;
  • Scientists will learn how to better communicate and visualise their results, tackle uncertainty and align their projects with policy needs.
  • Policymakers will learn how research can support policy, which science can be relevant to their field, where to find it and how to interpret it, and what can be expected from researchers.
  • New insights on how 'the other side' operates;
  • Enlarged network of like-minded professionals, working on migration, population and demographic changes with ambition of using evidence in policymaking;
  • Access to a global community of practice, exchanging top resources and expertise.

What is unique about the professional development training?

  • Policymakers and scientists meet and together develop skills in using evidence for creating policy solutions;
  • Participants will learn how their respective counterpart's professional worlds operate;
  • Leading thinkers and practitioners share their experience with participants;

Participants having completed the Summer School will be provided with a certificate signed by the organising partners.

Accommodation, funding

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.

Contact

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.

Register as a member in the Evidence for Policy Community of Practice to access resources relevant to evidence-informed policymaking.

Organisers

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.