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 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.
JRC-Geel is organising the 7th Project Advisory Committee meeting of the EUFRAT Transnational Access project on July 6, 2017.
The Joint Research Centre in Geel is running a successful open access programme, entitled 'European Facilities for Nuclear Reaction and Decay Data Measurements' (EUFRAT).
Within EUFRAT JRC-Geel offers open access to its nuclear facilities for external researchers from the Member States and beyond.
This symposium will present the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Foresight Study "Delivering on EU Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050 – Future challenges and policy preparedness". The event is commissioned by European Commission department for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).
The goal of the symposium is to contribute to the European debate on the future of food, to share views and food policies of EU countries, to provide a platform for a multi-disciplinary discussion on the future of food in the EU.
There is a growing demand for high quality inclusive public services as well as increased public scrutiny of government spending. Decision makers are facing the need to reach timely decisions in an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex environment.
Quality evidence can effectively feed into policy and decision making processes, to contribute to the effectiveness of public interventions, achieving inclusive growth, and to help rebuild trust in public institutions and science.
Unconventional hydrocarbon extraction, especially the development of shale gas resources and its related impacts have been subject to significant debates at national, European and international level. Apart from political aspects a considerable amount of research has been performed or is underway in areas such as technology, environment, geology and social issues.
In today's political climate, when policy decisions are questioned and confidence in public institutions, expertise and evidence is under threat, it is vital to understand better the impact of knowledge and science on policymaking.