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.
One of the challenges to effective migration policy is the need for a comprehensive evidence base.
There are official statistics but the complexity of migration phenomena are such that only part of them can be captured through data.
In addition, there's an emerging pool of potential data sources that could provide valuable, real-time insights, but these remain largely untapped for the time being.
So what are policymakers doing to meet this challenge, and how can science help ensure we have the best tools available to make use of the potential data available?
The raw materials sector is showing some encouraging signs of development and recovery, but more efforts are needed to diversify supply and increase use of secondary materials.
Raw materials are fundamental for many sectors of the economy, including the automotive, electronic, and manufacturing industries.
In the EU, over 24.6 million jobs currently depend on the secure supply of raw materials.
Population growth, urbanisation and decarbonisation drive raw materials consumption.