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 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.
Open, inclusive and consistent data are needed for assessing humanity’s impact on the planet, access to resources, and exposure to risk. New knowledge is needed in order to translate these new data into actionable information to support decision making by governments, organizations and individuals.
The 2017 Human Planet Forum will take place in Enschede, Netherlands, 13-15 September 2017. The forum is open to established and potential partners interested to engage with the GEO Human Planet.
The 9th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management will take place from 11 - 15 September 2017 at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, Auditorium Building 58c.
In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, collecting, managing, making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging.
Procuring, producing and using relevant evidence in policymaking is an even more complex task. It demands a set of distinct skills and additionally a mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers.
This year the International GNSS Summer School will be hosted by the Norwegian Space Centre and held at Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Spitsbergen, Norway, on 4-15 September 2017.
The summer school is held in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and four internationally renowned universities: the Bundeswehr Universität München, ISAE Supaero, Stanford University and Technical University (TU) Graz.
JRC scientist and Head of Unit Alan BELWARD has been invited to participate in the United Nations / World Health Organization / Switzerland Conference on Strengthening Space Cooperation for Global Health.
The European Commission's Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre (BKC) will be launched at this event as the Commission's central knowledge hub on the bioeconomy.
Its purpose is to help to manage knowledge demand (helping users identifying the knowledge they really need), and knowledge supply (informing knowledge producers about users' needs; making knowledge available to (EU) policy makers and stakeholders).
Participants will explore how improved knowledge on bioeconomy can help policymakers better design related EU policies in the short, medium and long term.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Fisheries Department Regional Projects, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre will run a Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Assessment from 10 – 22 July 2017, in the Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment (IAMC-CNR), Capo Granitola, Italy.