Past events

  1. 21 Jun 2016

    This presentation argues that in order to understand Big Data and its societal consequences, a combination of ethical and epistemological analysis is needed as certain ethical implications – e.g., related to issues of anonymity and privacy – can only be properly assessed if the underlying epistemic practices – e.g., new ways of re-identification and de-anonymization – are recognized and taken into account.

  2. 20 Jun 2016

    On the timely occasion of World Refugee Day, this event will bring together policy makers, analysts and researchers from the European Commission, other EU institutions, European and international organisations, think tanks and academia to launch the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography.

  3. 3 Mar 2016
    4 Mar 2016

    Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality.  For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ sciences, governance.

  4. 4 Dec 2015
    In science policy, excellence is everywhere. Following the Research Excellence Framework, the UK’s Universities are all rushing to take credit for their ‘excellence’. The UK Government’s recent science and innovation strategy talks about “the importance of achieving excellence”. Who’d be against that? If quality is good then surely excellence is better? In November 2014, the ‘Rome declaration’ was published as part of Italy’s presidency of the European Union.
  5. 16 Nov 2015
    17 Nov 2015

    Shortly after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and just ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Paris (COP21), the JRC organises a joint conference together with the Global Young Academy (GYA) and the Young Academy of Sweden (YAS) to discuss the role of science and scientific evidence in sustainable development.

  6. 24 Oct 2015
    Wellbeing, coexistence, quality, awareness, convergence, responsibility, resilience, self-support, these are some of the key words that emerged from the 10 scenarios elaborated by 90 citizens who participated at a joint JRC and CNR project called Food Futuring Tours.
  7. 21 Oct 2015
    23 Oct 2015

     

    The workshop, co-organised by the State Agricultural Intervention Fund of the Czech Republic and the JRC, aimed to have open and constructive exchanges about the practical implementation of the Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAEC) and greening of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

  8. 15 Oct 2015

    with discussants:
    Jerome Ravetz, Oxford
    Silvio Funtowicz, Univ. of Bergen, NO

  9. 13 Oct 2015
    14 Oct 2015

    A two-day festival 'Resonances', where the JRC will experiment with the building blocks of science, politics and the arts.

  10. 9 Jul 2015
    10 Jul 2015

    This hands-on course will be looking at the practice of public engagement in Europe, and takes place in Croatia.