A pilot project, 'Science Meets Parliament / Science Meets Regions' is being funded by the European Parliament in 2018. This call for expression of interest wants to bring together partners to organise events under the full ownership of the relevant authorities. The commission is exploring the possibility of funding up to 28 different events with up to €30,000 in funding. The core goals of these events will be to bring scientists and policymakers together and bring science closer to, and more accessible to, citizens, thereby increasing people's trust in science by showing its key contributions to society.
Those interested in contributing must suggest events that either take the shape of one-day events or as multi-day 'innovation camps'. The call is open to national and regional parliaments, and administrative authorities such as regions and cities. These must be within an EU member state.