JRC - LIAISE Brokerage Workshop on "Modelling Capacities for Policy Support in Europe"
The mission of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. The development and application of scientific models for policy support is among the activities that strengthens the science-policy interface and brings evidence into the policy decision making process. JRC is therefore reinforcing and consolidating its modelling capacity as well as its linkage to the modelling scientific community in Europe.
LIAISE's mission is to bridge the gap between research and policy making by supporting the uptake of research in impact assessment tools, models and procedures. Policy Impact Assessment is seen as one prominent instrument in the policy making process that particularly allows for the implementation of science based evidence, and modelling in particular.
One of the LIAISE products is a Toolbox to support the Impact Assessment of planned policies. The toolbox contains structured and inter-linked descriptions of models, methods, experts and different types of background information that support the process of Impact Assessment. A second product will be a jointly elaborated research agenda addressing the science policy interface on themes of particular relevancy for sustainable development.
JRC and LIAISE are jointly organising a workshop on "Modelling Capacities for Policy Support in Europe". The purpose of the workshop is threefold:
- Make research aware of JRC modelling strategy and modelling opportunities for policy support
- Conduct a stock taking of modelling capacities among research groups in the region of Berlin/Brandenburg
- Explore options and synergies for interaction and the possible role of LIAISE therein.
Participants of the event are representatives from LIAISE partners Environmental Policy Research Centre (FUB), Leibniz Centre for Agriculture and Landscape Research (ZALF), and Alterra Wageningen; from the Joint Research Centre (JRC); and from research institutes in the Berlin/Brandenburg region, among others Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).