Evidence-informed policy: a Norwegian perspective

Evidence-informed policy: a Norwegian perspective

A seminar hosted by Academia Europaea Bergen Hub assesses the findings of the SAPEA report ‘Making sense of science for policy’ and reflects on what insights might be applied to science advice in Norway


The Academia Europaea Bergen Hub has hosted a successful seminar in Oslo, in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.  The seminar, held on 4th November at the House of Literature, assessed the findings of the recent SAPEA report, Making sense of science for policy and reflected on what insights might be applied to the science advice process in Norway.

Prof Eystein Jansen, Director of the AE Bergen Hub, welcomes all to the seminar
Prof Eystein Jansen, Director of the AE Bergen Hub, welcomes all to the seminar

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Cardiff and Bergen Hubs strengthen cultural ties: Prisoner of War exhibition in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff and Bergen Hubs strengthen cultural ties: Prisoner of War exhibition in Cardiff Bay

The Cardiff Hub was delighted to be one of the invited guests to the opening of a new art exhibition at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.  Prisoner of War is the work of Bergen artist Bodil Friele and draws on wartime experiences of her father, recorded in his notebooks and poems.  He was in a Halifax bomber plane shot down near Hamburg in 1943 and spent the rest of the war in a Nazi POW camp.

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Food from the Oceans: a public debate in Bergen

Food from the Oceans: a public debate in Bergen

Panellists at the debate

As part of the public event organised to mark UNESCO Sustainable Gastronomy Day (18th June), the Academia Europaea Bergen Hub hosted an open debate on the theme of Food from the Oceans. Food from the Oceans is a current topic within the European Scientific Advice Mechanism, with an evidence review report due by the end of the year.  The work is led by SAPEA (Scientific Advice for Policy by European Academies) and is coordinated by the Cardiff AE Hub.

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Cardiff and Bergen Hubs work together on the Food from the Oceans project

Cardiff and Bergen Hubs work together on the Food from the Oceans project

The first of several public engagement events for the Food from the Oceans project, coordinated by the Cardiff Hub, was held in Bergen on 18th June.  It marked the UNESCO Sustainable Gastronomy Day and Bergen’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.  It was held in the marketplace Nøstetorget and the picturesque Nøsteboden, built in 1645.

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