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.
Next 21 and 22 September the JRC is organising a workshop on Proof of Concept (PoC) in South Eastern Europe in Trieste, Italy.
The workshop intends to explore best practices in the creation and management of PoC support programmes and to consider possibilities for the creation of additional PoC support schemes in the region.
The RemTech Europe - European Conference on remediation markets and technologies is scheduled for 21September 2017 in the beautiful town of Ferrara, near Bologna (in the North-East of Italy). It is promoted by RemTech Expo, the most important Italian event on remediation technologies (20-23 September, www.remtechexpo.com ) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).
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.