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 session, included in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress 2018, will present research work emerging from the implementation of smart specialisation in the EU, its adaptation in Latin America as well as opportunities for cooperation and challenges in both sides.
1. Entrepreneurial Discovery Process in Brasilia. Neantro Saavedra (University of Tsukuba) and Javier Gómez (JRC, European Commission),
2. Industrial complexes in Mexico and smart specialisation. Amado Villarreal González (Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Publica, Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Innogrid2020+ is an EU event on innovation in electricity networks, co-organised by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and the European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO).
How do we make sure that scientific evidence shapes EU policies?
Investing in listening more to scientists is one way.
To immerse yourselves in the world of research presented in form of an exhibition is another one.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) exhibition showcases the work done by the European Commission's science and knowledge service.
The exhibition will open on Thursday, 3 May at 18:00 and last until 19 May.
Our scientists will be there to answer your questions.
Guided tours will lead you through the exhibition and showcase the exhibits.
Smart specialisation, technology transfer and digital economy – investments in research, innovation and human capital are key priority areas for boosting jobs and growth.
Opportunities and challenges of innovation and Europe's response to them were the topics of this conference, with a focus on South-East Europe, including the Western Balkans, and for constructive dialogue between institutions and businesses.
The presentations of the conference are available as download package:
The event is an opportunity to discuss the future development of activities at the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC).
The seminar aims to gather around 120 inter-disciplinary experts on
Background and objectives
If we think about nature conservation or increasing essential ecosystem services we usually think of protected areas, conserving valuable ecosystems such as forests and wetlands, or maintaining rural landscapes. But can cities also help achieve biodiversity goals and targets? This largely depends on the amount, the quality and management of urban green infrastructure. However, the potential of cities to help protect biodiversity and ecosystem services is likely underestimated.
The widely recognized Global Bioeconomy Summit takes place in Berlin today and tomorrow with more than 700 participants from about 80 countries defining how bioeconomy would best contribute to green growth, the sustainable development goals and to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Migration becomes the main component of demographic changes in Europe.
Projections of future population trends by age and sex in Europe are insufficient.
They lack in assessing economic and social impacts of alternative migration scenarios.
Those projections also lack in evaluating the broader impacts of migration in Europe.
Assessing the impact of migration on Europe's changing population is essential for policymaking.
Learning from others using operational experience to improve the safety of nuclear power plants has been the mission of a group of experts from the JRC and member states in the last 10 years. The European Union has set up in 2008 a regional network to improve the collection and implementation of operational experience.