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.
Geospatial data are playing an increasing role to answer major societal questions such as those related to the environment, climate change, crisis management, and sustainable development goals. At the same time, geospatial data are becoming ubiquitous given the multiplication of digital data sources ranging from individual citizens to private and public organizations.
Exploring new challenges of policymaking and future-oriented frames and methods to respond to them is the aim of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) FTA2018 conference - Future in the making.
Policymaking is going through a paradigm change.
Today's policymaking environment is complex. People seem to lose trust in policymakers and democracy.
This is already leading to profound transformation. The number and variety of actors increased. There are new channels of involvement and influence.
The European Commission has teamed up with industry representatives and nuclear professionals to organise a knowledge-sharing roundtable on the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.
Nuclear decommissioning is an industrial activity expected to grow worldwide.
It encompasses technical and management actions associated with ceasing operation of a nuclear installation, through its dismantling, to finally removing it from regulatory control, with the objective of delivering an environmentally friendly end-state.
"FTA 2018 – Future in the Making" is an international conference on Future-oriented Technology Analysis.
FTA includes futures-oriented disciplines such as (strategic) foresight, forecasting and technology assessment.
FTA 2018 'Future in the Making' is an international conference looking into interaction and exchange with complementary fields of policy support. And especially to those bringing innovation to how policymaking is conceived and implemented.