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.
Can a change in public procurement of food and food services, for schools and worksite canteens for example, lead to better health for all? That was the topic of discussions between JRC scientists, colleagues from the European Commission Departement for Health and Food Safety and the Maltese Ministry for Health.
Reformulating food products to contain less sugars, salt or fat and possibly more fibre and essential micronutrients, is an important contribution to healthier food choices.
The use of non-conventional data sources for migration policymaking was the topic of a workshop organised by the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and the International Organization for Migration's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC).
Experts from several German and French organisations - including scientists from EFSA and the JRC - reviewed the current application of classical and new nanomaterials in the context of regulatory requirements and standardisation for chemicals, food and consumer products. They concluded that nanomaterial characterisation is still challenging and the major bottleneck of risk assessment and regulation.
Call for papers "Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018" (COMPIE 2018)
The European Commission, in collaboration with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, is organising the Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018 (COMPIE 2018) conference.
Every month the JRC Science & Policy Briefing offers an overview of "What's on the EU's agenda", focusing on the activities of the European Institutions, on European and International Conferences/Meetings and on JRC news/press releases