The JRC today launches a public call for experts for its new Enlightenment 2.0 initiative.
As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the JRC already provides world class regulatory research.
Nevertheless, there is a need to better understand and explain the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse.
Doing so will help to optimise the way that scientific evidence is used in policy-making.
Enlightenment 2.0 will explore the extent to which facts, values and social relations affect political behaviour and decision-making.
The aim is to understand these drivers at all levels of the political system, from the individual voter, policymaker or politician; to groups such as political parties and civil society organisations; up to the organisational and institutional level, including national governments.
To reflect the breadth and depth of expertise required, the JRC is launching a call for experts in Life Sciences, Social & Behavioural Sciences and Arts & Humanities.
More information can be found in the public call for contributions.
- Publication date
- 27 March 2018