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JRC wants your help with understanding policymaking

The European Commission’s science service, the Joint Research Centre, is seeking input for a report on the factors that affect policymaking and how scientific evidence can influence it to best effect.

The JRC  opened a call on 27 March for individual scientists, national experts and international organisations to contribute to the flagship report of its Enlightenment 2.0 initiative. This aims to unpick the facts, values and social relations that affect political behaviour and decision-making among voters, political parties and governments.

“Many drivers influence political decision-making besides facts, reasoning and logic,” the call says. “Yet policymaking processes are still based upon the Enlightenment model [of human rationality].”

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