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.
This 3-week Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) web conference, which will be held from 14 January until 4 February, is an open forum that will bring together governments, experts, and other stakeholders to review and further explore knowledge gaps and discuss knowledge needs and priorities regarding land degradation and restoration.
As the end of the programming period approaches, it is time to debate on the state of the art of monitoring activities and how to test Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).
Throughout the years, the JRC has developed a solid framework for monitoring, in response of a very strong demand from national and regional authorities. To address these aspects, this workshop aims to build a space for communication between researchers and practitioners, based on shared empirical and conceptual ground.
This conference co-organised with the Estonian Parliament will focus on how to best foster science-based policy making through various examples from concrete policy fields.
To promote Smart Specialisation as an important tool also for transnational cooperation in the Western Balkans is the purpose of this workshop.
It will also provide a dialogue forum to jointly discuss
Policy-makers and scientists need each other to design solutions for the challenges of our time.
This year's edition of 'Science meets Parliaments' brings together decision-makers and researchers for a two-day event at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the role of science in 21st century policy-making and how to gear it towards solutions to the challenges of our time.
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Latvia is facing a decrease in population. This is particulally problematic in the research field, as many academics are moving abroad. This conference organised by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science will bring together scientists, members of parliament and policymakers to discuss this pressing depopulation issue.
The JRC will organise a high-level conference titled "Integrating genomics into personalised healthcare: a science-for-policy perspective" on the 12th and 13th of February, 2019.
Register online before 31.01.2019.
This conference will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the potential of genomics in the prevention, diagnostics, and therapy for cancer and the new opportunities it may bring for citizens and patients in the EU.
The regional government of Navarra and the city of Gabrovo are joining forces and exchanging best practices on energy efficiency and water and waste management. Two conferences on these topics will be organised in Spain and Bulgaria: on 26 February 2019 in Navara and on 22 April in Gabrovo.