Everyone is invited to join a networking event and panel debate on ‘Science for Policy: a European perspective’ at Swansea University in September.
This exciting event, jointly hosted by AE Cardiff Hub and Swansea University, will take place on Tuesday 4th September at the University’s Bay Campus and is aimed at anyone who would like to find out more about the relationship between science advice and policymaking.
Science-based evidence informs the policymaking process in a unique way. Academic experts are called on to deliver the best available current evidence on vital policy issues, in a way that is timely, independent and transparent. Interdisciplinary approaches that include wide-ranging input from the social sciences and humanities, are essential in addressing today’s global challenges.
Join us for this lunchtime meeting, when we will be examining the opportunities and challenges of providing science advice for policymaking. In addition to considering the science-policy interface, we will explore models of scientific advice, including the new European Scientific Advice Mechanism, illustrating how it works in practice, with several success stories that have involved local experts.
Our event will promote exciting new connections between Wales, the South-West and the rest of Europe in the context of science and policy.
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