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 EU Policy Lab is a physical space designed to foster creativity and engagement to develop interactions, processes and tools contributing to bring innovation in the European policy-making. Our work is articulated around four complementary dimensions: Foresight, Behavioural Insights, Design for Policy and Citizen Engagement.
Likewise other policy labs, the emphasis is on testing, experimenting and co-designing with our stakeholders by using tailored made approaches and relying a lot on visualisation.
Our work focuses on foresight and horizon scanning to look into the longer-term impact of policies and anticipate implications of emerging societal challenges, while exploring how people behave and respond to different policy instruments, in a context where design and visual communication contribute to co-create and prototype effective policies for all citizens.