The “Science meets Regions – Advancing evidence for policy at local and regional level” preparatory action aims at building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking at local and regional level. It supports networking initiative to share practices, methods and instruments for evidence-informed policymaking at subnational level and focuses on topics of relevance to regions and cities, in line with the Commission policy priorities.

In charge of implementing this ‘Science meets Regions’ action, the JRC adopts a bottom-up approach: cities, regions and territories that participate in the project take full ownership of the topics and the processes. The JRC provides financial, methodological and scientific support. To that end, the JRC is launching the second call for expression of interest to organise:

(1) For single regions and cities: innovation camps and participatory events, focusing on specific policy topics;
(2) For multiregional networks: networking initiatives for consortia of regions and/or cities on issues of common concern, in order to boost interregional collaboration.

You will find all details about the modalities and criteria, as well as the link to the application form on the website. We welcome expressions of interest up to and including 1 April 2022.

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