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 European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and the IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) organise the workshop on Big Data and alternative data sources on migration: from case studies to policy support.
Researchers, data holders/providers, policymakers and practitioners will gather to:
The Joint Research Centre intends to present its nuclear decommissioning activities and the new interim storage facility for radiological waste at its Ispra site (Italy). This initiative aims at informing local communities and stakeholders about the planned and on-going activities on nuclear decommissioning, making them more transparent and accessible to the public at large while being in compliance with the relevant Italian legislation in the nuclear field and the European Commission's transparency policy.
The European Commission will organize conformity and interoperability tests for eMRTDs together with a conference on 25th and 26th September 2017. It will be held in the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) premises in Ispra, Italy. The tests will focus on the the latest access control specifications (e.g. the operation of the PACE protocol with Chip Authentication).
The Thessaloniki Innovation Camp on Resilience 2017 aims to develop grassroots ideas and projects on how to improve resilience and systematically address risks to the safety and well-being of citizens.
The camp offers the opportunity for participants coming from academia, business, civil society and local governance to reflect on how to better deal with societal shocks and stresses.
Participation is free of charge for all people with the desire to develop creative ideas into innovative societal solutions.
The European Union has provided significant funding for research projects dealing with the impact of extreme events on critical infrastructures. Following the recommendation of the European Commission, the projects have established a technical dialogue. As several projects ended recently or will be concluded in the coming months, it is timely to disseminate their results, collect feedback from stakeholders and put forward common recommendations.
To support the implementation of the Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom on the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) have published a joint report on the “Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste” in 2014.
The second scientific seminar of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations will take place in Rome, Italy, on 9-10 March 2017 and will gather around hundred inter-disciplinary experts on disaster management, early detection, forecasting, warning and risk assessment of natural and man-made disasters, in both the fields of civil protection and humanitarian aid.
Despite high public interest in supporting technological innovation in refugees' integration, the tech community active in this field faces challenges of funding, organisation and duplication. Better coordination and stronger interlinkages between key stakeholders, including public authorities, are needed to address these challenges and to make the innovations sustainable in the long-term.
Under the auspices of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and with support of the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, and the United States of America Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migrations, a first global conference on how to improve data on international migration will be held at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 2–3 December 2016.