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 Centre for Advanced Studies (JRC-CAS) has been established to enhance the JRC’s capabilities to meet emerging challenges at the science-policy interface.
Within an interdisciplinary environment, the centre collaborates with leading universities and research institutions across the EU and worldwide and performs cutting edge research to explore topics of societal importance.
Research is carried out in thematic areas of relevance to EU policy, including areas of a long term strategic nature.
By specifically addressing ideas and knowledge in emerging fields across different scientific and technological disciplines, the centre will become an incubator for activities providing new insights, data, projections and solutions for complex and long-term challenges for the EU and our societies as a whole.
Projects are led by a senior scientist with an established reputation in the research area, and have a limited duration of maximum 3 years. Projects may be subsequently integrated in to the JRC's core research activities, if successful.
This ensures that the centre remains a stimulating and vibrant space where scientists are exposed to new ideas, a wide and dynamic spectrum of disciplines, allowing out-of-the box thinking for new solutions.
The close interaction with JRC scientists and activities provides access to an exceptional research capacity and knowledge, while at the same time, ensuring the uptake of results into the JRC's knowledge base.
CEPAM launched in partnership with the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography. The project is a collaboration between the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and JRC.
CEPAM studies the push and pull factors of migration into Europe and the longer term impacts of alternative migration scenarios for the EU with respect to population aging and the productivity of the EU labour force.
Lead scientist: Prof. Wolfgang Lutz
The project will explore innovative ways to measure and forecast economic activity in real time.
The project will develop along two directions:
Lead scientist: Sebastiano Manzan
The project will investigate how the massive increase in machine-produced information has altered the cognitive balance between humans and machines.
Machine intelligence may provide cognitive assistance but may also affect personal decision making and behavioural autonomy and raise privacy issues.
The objectives of the project would be to investigate
Lead scientist: Emilia Gómez
The overall objective of this project is to understand how the processes of digital transformation are affecting human society, and how they are challenging policy makers and the governance of society.
The project will focus on four strands of research: