The European Parliament invites economists, social scientists, lawyers and other scholars to apply for the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme organised by the EP office for Science and Technology Options Assessment. STOA is part of the DG European Parliamentary Research Service. Scholars working on topics of relevance to EU science and technology policymaking – and the impact of policies on European society – are welcome to apply by the 31st of July. Examples of recent initiatives are on the STOA publications’ directory.
“The European Parliament exists for the benefit of all European citizens. As our society evolves and changes with the times, so too must the way in which we face up to the challenges and obstacles ahead. We need a clear, pro-active approach to solving issues like unemployment and competitiveness, and making decisions that will have lasting positive benefits for generations to come” (European Parliament website, 2013).