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Skills4EOSC Training for Trainers

First Training of Trainers webinar on Science4Policy

| Sara Di Giorgio | news

The first Training of Trainers session for Skills4EOSC partners took place on January 18, delivered by the JRC Science4Policy community.

The Science for Policy training aimed at providing project participants with the key elements to understand policymaking processes and gain insight into the interaction between the different paradigms in which scientists, policymakers and politicians operate. 

The course and learning materials were developed by the Joint Research Centre, within the “The practice of informing policy through evidence” course to foster discussion on better use of scientific knowledge in policy. The course presented strategies and tools that researchers should adopt to increase the impact of their outcome in the policymaking process. The ToT session was highly interactive and participated. One of the outcomes of the ToT session will be to design and deliver ‘Science4Policy’ courses targeting researchers and policymakers in governance and public administration with key competencies in Open Science and communication of scientific outputs.

Participants acquired the basis to design and develop effective Open Science and FAIR learning paths for researchers, ‘honest brokers’ and policymakers. Moreover, they’ll take advantage of the Science4Policy lessons learnt to design the advocacy kit for reaching out to funders and policymakers.