COORDINATION OF EVIDENCE REVIEW REPORT
The Hub is leading the coordination of a new evidence review, Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty. This initiative of the European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors addresses policymakers using scientific advice. The Hub has been involved actively in all phases of the work.
In June, 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 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.
The final draft of the Evidence Review Report has been delivered to the SAPEA Board, with the final version and the Group’s Scientific Opinion due for publication in mid-2019.
An expert panel discussion on Making Sense of Science was organised by the Cardiff Hub for the Academia Europaea 30th anniversary event at the Royal Society in September 2018.