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.
This is the third year that JRC-IPTS (Seville) hosts a General Equilibrium workshop to exchange views with researchers from all over Europe and all over the world.
The presence of so many experts from the academic world and from the economic analysis units of the Commission has been a precious occasion to share views and compare approaches and methodologies.
This workshop has been the result of a joint collaboration with DG REGIO to define its structure and the themes to be treated.
On December 11th, Andrea Saltelli gives a lecture at the "Science for Policy: Post-Normal Science in Practice" symposium hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Sciences & the Humanities, University of Bergen. The lecture is on sensitivity auditing.
The 7th Conference of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan), organized by ENEA under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held on the 10-11 December in Rome, at the Auditorium Antonianum.
For more information on this event, please visit the conference website.
For more information on SETIS and the SET Plan, please visit the SETIS website.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a widespread problem in many European countries. Evidence-based behaviour-change interventions can make an important contribution towards reducing harmful use of alcohol. In collaboration with the Directorate General Health and Consumers, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organises this workshop dedicated to new behaviour change interventions targeting alcohol consumption.
Entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise dynamics are at the core of technology development and growth. Comparative evidence on key drivers, patterns and trends, as well as framework conditions, and the way these shape entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise dynamics is critical for the design of effective policies in support of employment and inclusive economic growth.
Future energy systems will be forced to become increasingly flexible in order to cope with the challenges derived from the high penetration of renewable energy sources. Therefore, policy makers need to consider issues such as the effects of intermittent energy sources on the reliability and adequacy of the energy system, the impacts of rules governing the curtailment or storage of energy, or how much backup dispatchable capacity may be required to guarantee that energy demand is safely met.
On December 4th JRC scientist Andrea Saltelli presents a lecture on “New Narratives on Growth” at the EESC High Level Conference entitled “Towards a more effective Europe 2020: Civil Society's proposals for boosting social inclusion and competitiveness in Europe" in Rome.
This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency, aims at gathering stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.
The JRC and the Met Office are jointly organising a seminar on ‘Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations’, which will address two key areas; the use of science in risk management, as input to the planning phase, and to the preparedness phase through Early Warning Systems (EWS). The first seminar in 2012 identified a small number of targeted areas where partnerships for knowledge sharing could benefit national and European level services to give positive impacts for communities at risk.
The Arctic Biodiversity Congress, organised by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council and the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet), aims to promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, government officials, industry, civil society and indigenous peoples.