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Event | 22 November 2021

2021 EU Conference on modelling for policy support: collaborating across disciplines to tackle key policy challenges


 

The 2nd biennial EU Conference on modelling for policy support, organised by the European Commission Competence Centre on Modelling (CC-MOD), took place during the week of 22 – 26 November 2021.

  Programme  Recordings

 

The Conference, fully online, gathered more than 900 scientists and policymakers from EU, national and international organisations as well as academia and the private sector. Registration closed on 19 November 2021 (7 November for workshops and training). 

 

 

NEW : The recordings, the book of abstracts and the presentations are now available ! Check the ‘recordings’ and ‘programme’ sections below.

 

 

Objectives

Tackling policy challenges requires making political choices, which must be transparently informed by evidence.

Models are extensively used to analyse the environmental, economic, and social impacts of policies. The European Commission makes use of models throughout the policy cycle and is committed to sound and transparent use of evidence in the framework of the Better Regulation policy and Open science principles.

The Conference brings together researchers and policymakers from European and international institutions, Member States, universities, research institutes and consultancies to identify common challenges and solutions when using models to support policymaking across all policy domains.

In 2019 the first edition of the Conference highlighted the need and added value for model developers and users to share knowledge and best practices. The programme of the 2021 Conference has been further enriched to provide additional opportunities of exchange between modellers and policymakers.

Keynote Speakers

The Keynote speeches will address the use of models to tackle high challenges, starting from specific experiences to then discuss lessons and best practices of relevance to the whole modelling community.

Recordings

Recordings will be available until November 2023

Programme

Programme at a glance (pdf)   Book of abstract (pdf)

Workshops and training : main messages (pdf)

Note : CET time

22 November
09:30 – 10:50

Opening
Keynote 1: Modelling for the emergency: the Earth4All experience

10:50 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:45

Session 1 : Ensuring model quality

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:50

Session 2 : Transparency of models and their use

14:50 – 16:20

Contributed session 1: Co-design of modelling-based services for climate change adaptation related policy support under the EU DestinE Initiative

16:20 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Workshop 1: Leveraging multidisciplinary tools and approaches for achieving the SDGs

23 November
09:30 – 10:50

Welcome
Keynote 2: Economic models and the COVID-19 pandemic

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:45

Session 3 : Scenarios and data

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:50

Training 1: Social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE) for ex-ante impact assessments

14:50 - 16:20

Workshop 2: We need to talk about models

16:20 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Workshop 3: Strategic Foresight and quantification link for better future-oriented policymaking

24 November
09:30 – 10:50

Keynote 3: Modelling tools for policy support in (real) time of crisis

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:45

Session 4 : Modelling complex systems for policy

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:50

Session 5 : Assessing and communicating uncertainty in model results

14:50 - 16:20

Contributed session 2: Modelling for the Banking Union

16:20 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Workshop 4: Human models for human policies

25 November
09:30 – 10:50

Session 6 : Multidisciplinary approaches, integrated assessment and model linkages

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:45

Session 7 : Using model related evidence for policy: processes and experiences

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:50

Training 2: An introduction to SIML@B: an online EC tool for global sensitivity analysis of models

14:50 – 16:20

Contributed session 3: Climate change adaptation modelling as a key support tool for evidence-based policies in a time of planetary crisis

16:20 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Workshop 5: Impact By Design: How to create social science models that effectively address policy needs?

26 November
09:30 – 10:50
Concluding session : Modelling for policy, main messages and the way forward
10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:45

Poster session

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:50

Session 8 : Combination of qualitative and quantitative methods

14:50 – 16:20

Session 9 : Communication and visualisation of model results

16:20 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Contributed session 4: Highlights from the EU Open Data Days: how open data can support policy-making

Workshops and trainings

These interactive and participatory sessions, which complement the scientific programme, offer occasions of exchange of experiences and best practices for modellers and policymakers.

The workshops and trainings provide the opportunity of reflecting on modelling and beyond, with the objective of promoting sound evidence informed policymaking in the context of the EU Better Regulation policy.

Please note: workshops and trainings have a limited number of participants to preserve the interactive character of the sessions. Registration to workshops and trainings is open until 7 November 2021. Attendance will be confirmed ahead of the event. 

Workshops and training : main messages (pdf)

Important dates

30 June 2021 Extended abstracts submission
15 September 2021 Acceptance decision
Registration opening
30 September 2021 Final submission of revised extended abstracts
15 October 2021 Deadline for registration - presenters
7 November 2021 Deadline for registration to workshops and training
19 November 2021 Deadline for registration - all participants

Call for abstracts (closed)

Scientific Committee

The role of the Scientific Committee is to review and select oral abstract presentations.

Organising Committee

The Conference is organized by the European Commission Competence Centre on Modelling (CC-MOD).

Contact: EU-CONF-MOD@ec.europa.eu