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.
The 2018 Smarter Conference will offer a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and will highlight recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment. In addition, the conference will explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and production networks, and how firms, regions and cities can benefit from relationships across the borders.
The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications, and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibitions. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics. It is the world renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV Solar sector.
Background and objectives
If we think about nature conservation or increasing essential ecosystem services we usually think of protected areas, conserving valuable ecosystems such as forests and wetlands, or maintaining rural landscapes. But can cities also help achieve biodiversity goals and targets? This largely depends on the amount, the quality and management of urban green infrastructure. However, the potential of cities to help protect biodiversity and ecosystem services is likely underestimated.
Call for papers "Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018" (COMPIE 2018)
The European Commission, in collaboration with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, is organising the Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018 (COMPIE 2018) conference.
The event is an opportunity to discuss the future development of activities at the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC).
The seminar aims to gather around 120 inter-disciplinary experts on
The ELINDER 'Decommissioning Summer School' is addressed to undergraduate students in the area of engineering, science and technology.
The course will give in 5 days an overview of the important issues related to nuclear decommissioning and waste management.
The course includes visits of the nuclear installations from JRC-Ispra and practical illustrative cases studies.
The participation is free of charge, interested students should complete the application form and will be selected on this basis.
The ELINDER specific course on "Decommissioning Planning and Cost Assessment" focusses on the know-how for preparing decommissioning activities: planning and cost assessment.
The course is organised by the Slovak University of Technology (STUBA).
The course will be supported with lectures from experienced Slovak companies as well as international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The registration fee is € 1750 (VAT incl.).
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.