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.
With big data collected these days we can understand our economic and financial environment. BigNOMICS aims to improve this understanding by
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Lead scientist: Sebastiano Manzan
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems impact on human behaviour.
HUMAINT aims to provide an understanding of AI in different contexts. It looks at the impact of
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Lead scientist: Emilia Gómez
Today, digital technologies can govern every aspect of human life.
DigiTranScope focuses on the governance of digitally transformed human societies. It has two main streams of work related to the following questions
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Lead scientist: Henk Scholten
The internet has radically shifted the way we communicate. We can now engage in many ways with many people. This project aims to understand this shift by
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There are three projects starting in 2020.
The study aimed to dispel some common misconceptions around migration. It examined the role of migration, fertility and morality and levels of education and labour participation.
The key messages of the study are
Two major reports are available for download
The project, carried out between 2016 and 2019, was in partnership with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and JRC.
Lead scientist: Prof. Wolfgang Lutz
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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