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Scientific evidence in policymaking: the role of the JRC


As the European Commission debates the future structure of policymaking decisions, we will be joined by Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre, one of the major sources for evidence in EU policymaking, who will set out his thoughts about the role of the JRC and how policymakers should interact with science.

Science|Business will present a research paper comparing whose opinion matters in science controversies in different countries.
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Programme
Programme

18:30 - Welcome by Richard Hudson, CEO and Editor, Science|Business

18:35 - Role of the JRC in policymaking: Vladimir Šucha, Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

18:45 - Panel discussion: Why is it so hard to get scientific evidence listened to in policy?

19:30 - Pre-dinner cocktails

19:45 - Dinner-debate with introduction by Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre

21:15 - Close

 

Speakers
Speakers
Veronique Steukers
Director, Health and Environment Public Policy, Nickel Institute
Vladimir Sucha
Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Nick Voulvoulis
Reader in Environment Technology, Director of the MSc in Environmental Technology, Imperial College London
John V. Wood
Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
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