09 Jun 2016   |   Network News

Brussels to host second edition of science advice conference

Registration is now open for the second International Network for Government Science Advice Conference on science and policymaking, which will take place on 29 and 30 September in Brussels

The conference is organised by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) of the European Commission, and aims to identify a set of agreed principles to underpin science advice and to enhance the dialogue between science and policy.

The world is changing fast and an increasing number of global issues require science advice, which makes the interaction of science and policy making particularly challenging.

In this context, conference delegates will debate how politics and policy better use the resources of science in the digital age, what scientists and policy makers need to do differently to ensure a more effective use of scientific evidence in policy, and what scientists need to know about the world of policy makers and vice versa.

Confirmed speakers include research Commissioner Carlos Moedas, education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, and the Director-General of the Commission’s research directorate Robert-Jan Smits.

Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission, Anne Glover will participate in a discussion on the roles of citizens and civil society in science advice.

To register to attend the conference, please click here.  

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