EU Science Hub

Pilot project: "Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions"

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that policy development is informed by the best scientific advice possible, not only at EU level, but also at national, regional and local levels.


Regions and cities are a key partner in the implementation of European legislation, policies and financial instruments.

About 70% of EU legislation and 80% of EU funds are implemented at subnational level, giving European regions and cities the power to act as catalysts of change and enablers of citizens' involvement.

Therefore, the European Parliament decided to fund a pilot project "Science meets parliaments/science meets regions" (SmP/SmR" in 2018 to expand the scope of the initiative to more European countries and regions. 

The JRC will help organisers to design the event, offer scientific expertise, identify contributors both from its own ranks and from the scientific community at large, and promote the events through its communication channels.


"Science meets parliaments/science meets regions" will go to European Union countries and regions to:

  • bring scientists and policymakers together.
  • encourage mutual understanding.
  • discuss a locally relevant policy issue using scientific evidence;.
  • bring science closer to citizens;.
  • increase people's trust in science by showing its key contributions to society.


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