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 JRC today launches a public call for experts for its new Enlightenment 2.0 initiative.
As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the JRC already provides world class regulatory research.
Nevertheless, there is a need to better understand and explain the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse.
Doing so will help to optimise the way that scientific evidence is used in policy-making.
Enlightenment 2.0 will explore the extent to which facts, values and social relations affect political behaviour and decision-making.
The aim is to understand these drivers at all levels of the political system, from the individual voter, policymaker or politician; to groups such as political parties and civil society organisations; up to the organisational and institutional level, including national governments.
To reflect the breadth and depth of expertise required, the JRC is launching a call for experts in Life Sciences, Social & Behavioural Sciences and Arts & Humanities.
More information can be found in the public call for contributions.