27 Oct 2016

Sustainable Food Systems: First workshop and project progress

After a summer reflecting on the current state of the world's food system, a major literature review and the development of a conceptual framework for analysing the future of the food system, the Policy Lab held it's first in a series of workshops under the auspices of the Sustainable Food Systems project. We invited some of the in-house researchers and scientists in the European Commission's Joint Research Centre that are currently working on various aspects

19 Oct 2016

EU Policy Lab at FOOD2030 Conference: our workshop on Food Visions

The EU Policy Lab made an appearance at the precursor to the FOOD 2030 conference that was held in Brussels from 12-13 October 2016. FOOD 2030 is an initiative launched by the DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD) to establish a single framework for research and innovation in addressing the future of Food and Nutrition Systems. Given the Policy Lab's previous work on food-related topics, as well as our current project on Food Systems, we

5 Oct 2016

Innovating Policy: Transdisciplinary Practice and the Politics of Co-Construction in Policy Labs

As part of SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit’s 50th anniversary conference, the EU Policy Lab co-organised with the University of Sussex the Dialogue Session Innovating Policy: Transdisciplinary Practice and the Politics of Co-Construction in Policy Labs. The session took place on the 9th September and saw the participation of Adrian Smith (University of Sussex), Ann Light (University of Sussex), Lucy Kimbell (University of Arts London & UK Policy Lab), Alex Oprunenco (UNDP Moldova & UNDP