Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

On Friday 13th October, a major symposium examined how global policy challenges are being addressed through evidence-based scientific advice.  The event was organised by the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) consortium, with Academia Europaea Cardiff responsible for shaping the programme.

Panel on public engagement (from left: Dr Julia Stamm, Erika Widegren, Dr Franck Courchamp, Richard, Hudson, Professor Brian Cox)
Panel on public engagement (from left: Dr Julia Stamm, Erika Widegren, Dr Franck Courchamp, Richard, Hudson, Professor Brian Cox)

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Academia Europaea Hubs play key role at international academy workshops

Academia Europaea Hubs play key role at international academy workshops

Members of the Academia Europaea Hubs played an active role at a workshop designed to strengthen relationships between academies, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, on 21st-22nd September.  The workshops are an integral part of the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) project.

Workshop participants at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, September 2017
Workshop participants at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, September 2017

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Food from the oceans comes to Cardiff!

Food from the oceans comes to Cardiff!

Thousands of people came to Cardiff Bay over three days, 14th to 16th July, to enjoy the annual Cardiff Food and Drink Festival.

Food from the Oceans was the theme of a programme of events hosted at the Norwegian Church.  This open and free programme of events was the result of collaboration between the Cardiff and Bergen Hubs, together with SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies).  We worked closely with other partners, including the SAM (Science Advice Mechanism) Unit, the Learned Society of Wales, the Hordaland County in Norway and Cardiff University.

Food from the Oceans at the SAPEA stall
Food from the Oceans at the SAPEA stall

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Food from the Oceans public event in Cardiff

Food from the Oceans public event in Cardiff

The Cardiff Hub organised a programme of public talks on the theme Food from the Oceans, in collaboration with SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies). The programme was hosted at the Norwegian Church on 14th and 15th July and took place alongside the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, which attracts around 80,000 people.  It also featured a public debate on the theme of Can we get more food from the ocean?

Getting ready for the Food from the Oceans public event
Getting ready for the Food from the Oceans public event

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Can we get more food from the oceans? A public debate in Cardiff

Can we get more food from the oceans? A public debate in Cardiff

With the world’s human population projected to grow to between 9 and 10 billion by 2050, should we look to the oceans to feed ourselves? This was the theme of a lively public debate held in Cardiff on 15th July, as part of the Food from the Oceans project, coordinated by the Cardiff Hub on behalf of SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies).

Our panellists at the Food from the Ocean public debate
Our panellists at the Food from the Ocean public debate

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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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