Hybrid Conference: ‘Evidence for Policymakers,’ 15-18 December 2020

Hybrid Conference: ‘Evidence for Policymakers,’ 15-18 December 2020



President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh and AE Vice-President Professor Ole Petersen will be speaking in the Policy Based Evidence session of the ‘Evidence for Policymakers’ conference on 15th December.

Professors Cloetingh and Petersen will be part of the session entitled ‘External and internal evidence-systems for policymaking: How can we optimize the development and dissemination of evidence for policymakers?’ which will take place at 15.00 – 16.15 CET, 14.00 – 15.15 GMT on 15th December.

Professors Cloetingh will be speaking from an international perspective whilst Ole Petersen will be part of the ‘behind closed doors’ session where Chatham House rules apply. Member of Academia Europaea, Tarmo Someere, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, will be speaking from a national perspective.

The full programme is available here

Discounts for MAEs

MAEs are entitled to a discount fee for virtual participation to the conference. Members of Academia Europaea can register by selecting the option ‘Member of VBO, VSO, Vide, VvB. ESAF, AESIS or Academia Europaea (€95,- excl. btw)’ on the registration form. Early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.


About the ‘Evidence for Policymakers’ conference

‘Evidence for Policymakers’ is an international conference all about structuring evidence and data for improved policymaking. The conference is targeted at:

  • Strategic policymakers on international, national and sub-national level
  • Policy oriented scientists
  • Coordinators of policy research
  • Governmental science advisers
  • Governmental data scientists
  • Policy evaluators 

This conference aims “to bring together these experts worldwide to learn which methods and instruments can be applied for which situations and how they may improve the quality of evidence provided”.

The conference is jointly organised by Leiden University, Faculty for Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) and ScienceWorks.


More about AE Cardiff’s work in Science Advice

As a member of the consortium of European academies (SAPEA), Academia Europaea coordinated a major evidence review on best practice in science advice.  The report, Making Sense of Science for Policy, is available here.








13th November 2020. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk


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