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News article17 December 2020

Call for applications: training-of-trainers – Evidence for policy course

JRC training-of-trainers (ToT) programme on how science can inform policies and make them better.

Call for Applications: Training-of-Trainers – Evidence for Policy course
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Are you interested in how science can inform policies and make them better?

Do you have experience in educating highly skilled professionals?

We are launching a training-of-trainers (ToT) programme for researchers and facilitators from EU countries.

Participants completing our ToT will help researchers in EU countries to have impact on policy.

You can see the curriculum for the ToT on the EU4Facts Community.


Apply online

Deadline: 26 February 2021.

We will inform successful candidates in April/May 2021.

Application criteria

Candidates are required to apply in pairs. The course requires two ‘local trainers’:

  • one with minimum 5 years’ of experience in scientific research and
  • one with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in group facilitation.

For more information, including the complete list of qualifications for each of the two profiles:

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Train-the-trainers (ToT) Programme

The objective of the ToT is to train around 20 ‘local trainers’ in 2021 to deliver the 2-day professional training course on Evidence for Policy.

Providing and using evidence in policymaking is a complex task. It demands distinct competencies that are rarely part of the curricula for scientific degrees at university.

Participants of the ToT learn how to train researchers to effectively inform the design of public policies and debates. It covers

  • assessing science,
  • understanding policymaking processes and
  • gaining insight into the interaction between scientists, policymakers and politicians.


For more information, please email

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Publication date
17 December 2020