JRC opens call for "Science meets Parliament / Science meets Regions"
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call inviting national parliaments, regional bodies and local authorities to express their interest in the new pilot project "Science meets Parliaments / Science meets Regions". The project will support events bringing together scientists, policymakers and citizens to explore locally-relevant issues with the help of scientific evidence.
Organisations are invited to submit their ideas for one-day workshops and conferences, or multi-day innovation camps aimed at finding innovative solutions to societal challenges.Events can be local, regional or national in scope. The JRC will offer its scientific expertise, identify contributors and help organisers to design and promote the events. Funded by the European Parliament, the initiative gives administrative authorities, national and regional parliaments the chance to work together on policy issues of common interest. Research will be financed in support of these events.
Organisations can express their interest in participating in the project until 1 June 2018. Those who have expressed their interest may subsequently be invited to submit their offer in one of the tender procedures that the JRC will launch for the events to be organised.
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