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.
Europe is now witnessing a growing movement of policy labs and other public innovation teams at EU, national, regional and local levels of governance. Their experimental, creative and citizen-centred approaches are changing the ways policies are shaped and delivered, putting forward alternative solutions in a time when our institutions require more robust and adaptable responses to complex situations.
The workshop is part of the JRC activities on collecting and sharing diverse practices for public participation and developing a knowledge centre for transparency governance, in particular for The 'Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK).
The design of energy policies requires the involvement of the citizens by means of appropriate information and negotiation mechanisms that make the decision-making more participative. The transition to low carbon economies entails diverse societal issues such as environment, risks, and sustainability. In all these fields there is an increasing demand for effective communication among policy-makers, industry, citizens and researchers in order to build up a solid and well supported policies.
The 'Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) for the promotion of public participation in the implementation of energy policies.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, organised a conference on the theme " Scientific governance: excellence and impact" on 15 October 2013
Excellent science is one of the key priorities of Horizon 2020 research programme. To generate more impact of excellence, science cannot be done in isolation; it has to be developed in multidisciplinary environment linked to the real economic world. The key to maximising impact from excellent science is to put in place stimulating science governance.
The JRC and the University of Bergen (NO) will give a joint seminar on the important lessons history, philosophy and sociology of science can teach us for research policy.