How to bring science to the attention of policymakers

The JRC’s Science for Policy Handbook provides advice on how to bring science to the attention of policy makers. The handbook is dedicated to researchers and research organisations aiming to achieve policy impact. Today we face major policy challenges, which cannot be solved without scientific evidence. Science and policy are different worlds, but they must collaborate closely in order to address wicked problems of our age. 

In the newly released Science for Policy Handbook published with Elsevier, the ERC share the lessons learnt in this context. In the ten top tips they summarise their findings in a nutshell.

Sources: JRC, Euresearch

EIC Accelerator - your last chance!

Are you a highly innovative company with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation? Then do not miss the last chance to apply to the EIC Accelerator. This EC funding instrument provides grants of up to €2.5 million and access to investors via a blended finance option, to develop and scale up your breakthrough innovation and boost economic growth. The final cut-off date is 7 Oct 2020.

Sources: European Commission, Euresearch

Report on Science with and for Society

The European Commission has published a report on the achievements of the "Science with and for Society" (SwafS) part of Horizon 2020. The document also provides recommendations for the proper implementation of SwafS dimensions in Horizon Europe, e.g., gender equality and citizen science.

Sources: European Commission, Euresearch

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