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.
Digitisation, Automatisation and Decarbonisation are major trends that will drastically change the way we live, work and use mobility and transport in the future. Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19th April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production.
The JRC-managed Smart Specialisation Platform is organising a Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on multi-level governance for RIS3 as part of a new series of peer review workshops. It is organised by the S3 Platform in co-operation with the Basque Government and Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness. It brings together national, regional and sub-regional policy makers from EU countries, representatives from the European Commission and researchers on the field.
How should policies be made? Ideally by policy makers making decisions after weighing the facts and reconciling the different values that exist in plural democratic societies.
Reality often looks different!
Operating at both sides of the science-policy interface is made challenging due to the over-supply of knowledge on one side and the complexity of the political process on the other.
The amount of information to be considered by the policy makers is overwhelming and ever more complex while our information processing can be skewed by our biases.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 8-13 April 2018.
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to bring together policy analysts and researchers from the European Commission and the academia, to foster a practical exchange of ideas and experiences related to the impacts, uses and abuses of indicators, and to explore the implications for the design of scoreboards and indicator frameworks.
The JRC-managed Smart Specialisation Platform is organising a Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) aimed at regional and national authorities.
The PXL exercise will focus on the operationalisation of the EDP process during the implementation of research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).
This 2 day workshop discusses the current state-of-the-art of thermal propagation testing.
Leading experts will also brain-storm on the potential impact of preventing thermal propagation on the safety testing landscape.