Making sense of science for policy

Making sense of science for policy

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Making Sense of Science Panel Debate, AE 30th Anniversary, The Royal Society, London, September 2018
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First Making Sense of Science Working Group meeting, Brandenburg Academy, Berlin, September 2018

Coordination of the ‘Making sense of science for policy’ Evidence Review

The Hub led the coordination of an evidence review on Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty. This initiative of the European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) addresses policymakers using scientific advice.  The Hub was involved actively in all phases of the work.

In June 2019, Professor Ole Petersen and Louise Edwards participated in a scoping workshop with topic experts, hosted at the European Commission in Brussels. The Hub then coordinated nominations and the selection of an expert working group, which met three times between September and December 2019 at the Berlin–Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.  Academia Europaea was represented at the meetings by Cardiff staff Professor Ole Petersen, Louise Edwards and Dr Esther Dorado-Ladera.

Publication of the ‘Making sense of science for policy’ Evidence Review

SAPEA Evidence Review Report (cover)

It featured in 16 articles Europe-wide, including Research Professional (with over 280,000 registered users worldwide) and Cardiff University’s website.

The Making sense of science for policy Evidence Review Report launch on 9th July 2019 was very well received by press and social media.

The report has also been made available in several repositories, such as the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and INGSA (International Network for Government Science Advice).

The GCSA’s Scientific Opinion was handed over to Commissioner Carlos Moedas on 24th September 2019 and published on 26th September 2019. Together with the SAPEA Evidence Review Report, it was presented in a dedicated session within the European Commission Research & Innovation Days.

The SAPEA Evidence Review Report and the GCSA’S Scientific Opinion are available here.


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