Evidence-Based Policy - Summer School in Slovakia

25 June 2017

The European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) plans to hold "Evidence and the Third Summer School of Politics" on September 6-8, 2017 in Seneca, Slovakia. This is a professional training during which decision makers and researchers will study together how to use the evidence to implement effective policies.


This year's training will take place in Slovakia and will be attended by Policymakers and scientists from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the EU Neighborhood Policy. The summer school will focus on the use of research in migration and demographic change in the policy-making process. Data in this strategic area are often contradictory and confusing, so it is important for government officials and researchers to acquire the skills to apply science in the decision-making process.


Researchers who are in the early stages of migration and demographic change and are in the middle of their careers, as well as policy makers, can participate in the summer school.


The European Commission will fully fund the travel, accommodation and food expenses of the candidates selected from Georgia.


Participants must meet the following criteria:


  • At least 2 years of experience in a scientific field or public sector related to migration and demographic change;
  • Strong motivation to implement a fact-based policy;
  • Georgian citizenship;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Participate in the seminar in full.


Applications can be submitted until June 25 on the European Commission's website.


Please visit the following link to fill out the application form. Applicants must upload a short biography (CV, max. 2 pages) and a 500-word motivation letter at the link above.


Good luck.