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 EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is an open platform for debate and communication for the science community of Europe and the world promoted by Euroscience.
The 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) entitled 'Science Building Bridges' is an open platform for debating science and a showcase for European and global research at all levels.
ESOF 2014 will be a unique opportunity for leading scientists, young researchers, students, entrepreneurs, policymakers, journalists and the general public to discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in all the sciences.
The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2010) took place in Torino, Italy, from 2 to 7 July 2010, under the slogan 'Passion for Science'. Founded by Euroscience in 2004, ESOF is a European meeting dedicated to research and scientific innovation, which takes place every year two years in a major European city. ESOF 2010 provided a unique opportunity to meet and discuss important issues in which science and technology play a central role.
The aim of this conference is to connect a broad range of views, internationally as well as transdisciplinary on ‘Evidence Based Policy Making’. Seasoned policy makers and experienced researchers from all over the world will give an insight into their own experiences, providing you with ample examples and concrete tools for evidence based policy making.
To meet its broader climate and energy goals, Europe must modernise and expand its energy network.
The Baltic Energy Markets Interconnector Plan is a key component to an open and integrated electricity and gas market in the Baltic Sea region.
The great recession that followed the financial crisis increased the need to find innovative ways to re-launch growth and make it in socially sustainable manner. Many initiatives have been launched, but there is limited evidence of the results obtained, especially if we look at the comprehensive social and economic impact achieved.
Together with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the JRC is organising a series of panel discussions in the framework of the Section for Transport Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN Section).
The discussions include:
The Energy, Water and Climate Change in the Mediterranean (EWACC) -Building Bridges between Europe, the Middle East and North Africa Conference, will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 15-17 June 2015.
The EWACC-Building Bridges initiative, organised by the Cyprus Institute, aims to foster sustainable development and enable new partnerships in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The Conference will bring together a broad range of expertise, including distinguished scientists from various research fields, the private sector, policy makers, funding agencies and high-level officials.
In recent years, the realization that tertiary education is part and parcel of a country’s competitive advantage, together with the impetus given by the global rankings, have provoked a radical change in the way governments consider the role and importance of universities. Preliminary results of this work show clearly that the most successful institutions are those that have managed to align the three main components of excellence, namely critical masses of talent, abundant resources, and appropriate governance, the latter being perhaps the most critical level of rapid change.
Workshop on the proposal for a voluntary EU accreditation scheme for breast cancer services and the further development of the European breast cancer guidelines Organised by the JRC-IHCP Cancer Policy Support Group