05 September 2018 - 07 September 2018
Laxenburg, Austria

Summer School on Evidence and Policy

IIASA, in collaboration with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the Global Young Academy (GYA), is hosting a three-day summer school from 5-7 September 2018 bringing together researchers and policymakers to learn how to optimize the use of scientific evidence in policy making. The event is held under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

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In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, providing, managing and making sense of knowledge for policy is more important than ever. With scientific controversies, post-fact politics and societal challenges to the use of evidence in public policy, evidence-informed policymaking needs advocates and skilled practitioners, both in scientific and policy bodies.

The Summer School will focus on the theme of migration and demography – specifically the role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European Neighbourhood - a key strategic area for the future of Europe.

18.09 IIASA - JRC Summer School on Evidence and Policy


Summer school program

Focus and structure of the summer school

The main aim of the school is for scientists and policymakers to learn together how to better use evidence for policy making. A series of high-level panel discussions and special lectures will take place involving leading thinkers and practitioners responsible for producing science and policy around migration, population and demographic changes. Participants will actively engage in masterclasses to learn different skills, namely the provision of evidence in a policy context; using uncertainty; effective communication; modelling; how to reclaim migration discourse from populists; forecasting tools; and using citizen science and big data. The event is held under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. 

 



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Science to Policy and Diplomacy Coordinator/Science Officer

Exploratory and Special Projects

T +43(0) 2236 807 633

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