Making science count in policy making

MCAA/EuroScientist 2017 webinar series

The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, is hosting a round table “Making science count in policy making”  on May 18 2017 at 17:00 CET.
Registration is now open

Making sound policies in all sorts of fields is not an exact science: moral choices, traditions, communication and many other aspects play important roles. However, policies that don’t take into account scientific evidence are almost sure to fail. Europe has launched its own mechanism to convey scientific advice to policy makers. It has been a complex, partially ongoing, construction. This webinar is an opportunity to check the state of the art of the European advice mechanism. Its broader scope is also to discuss how this and other tools provide ways for European scientists to have their expertise taken into account by political leaders. The panel counts with the participation of 2 scientific advisers (EU and Ireland) and a scholar on the subject.

Confirmed speakers include:

Pearl Dykstra – sociologist, member of the High Level Group of scientists advising the Cabinet of European Commissioners.

Mark Ferguson – biologist, Director General of the Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland.

Roger Pielke – mathematician and political scientist, author of “The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics”.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Michele Catanzaro (physicist, freelance science journalist for Nature, El Periódico, and other outlets).

This is an online event. Updates with the access link will be sent to the registered attendees before the event.