As part of the Joint Research Centre's virtual workshop series 'Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe', the session 'Science for policymaking in regions' will take place on 23 March from 13:30 CET.
The session follows a number of workshops focussing on either single elements of a system or a single country and this workshop will now move the discussion to the level of regions and cities, where the policies are ultimately implemented and sound scientific advice is crucial.
The event takes place with the endorsement of the Committee of the Regions and will attempt to map the existing landscape in terms of evidence-informed policymaking (EIPM) instruments and tools, analyse obstacles to the uptake of evidence and interactively propose possible solutions.
The timing is fortuitous given the upcoming continuation of the Science meets Regions programme, which ERRIN has supported since it began. More details on the next phase of the Science meets Regions initiative will be shared during the workshop.
Speakers at the workshop include MEP and ITRE committee member Andrea Maldonado will present her reflections, along with Committee of the Regions member and regional minister for the economic development of Navarra, Mikel Irujo. There will also be testimonials from regions and cities that participated in the pilot phase of Science meets Regions (2018-2020).
Registration is open here. The organisers have also opened a survey to collect views on the quality of science for the policy ecosystems in your region, which you can complete here.
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