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 JRC’s Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) aims to enhance the JRC’s capabilities to better understand and address complex and long-term societal challenges facing the EU.
CAS establishes strategic contacts with leading scientists and institutions. Together, JRC and external scientists, research in areas that could become relevant for policy making in the coming 3 to 5 years.
This close relationship provides access to exceptional research capacity and knowledge. The results of this collaboration forms part of the JRC’s knowledge base.
In particular, CAS
CAS is made up of two work streams:
CAS research projects explore new ideas in emerging scientific fields that could become relevant for policy making.
To tackle such challenges, teams link up their work within the CAS and to one or more JRC units.
The projects last up to 3 years. After two years, projects are reviewed and established if they will become part of the JRC’s core research activities.
The Megatrends lecture series created a platform for internationally recognised speakers. It allowed them to talk with policy makers and stakeholders about the future of the EU to stimulate forward looking thinking. Past topics have included:
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