Optimising the relationship between scientists and policymakers, publishing a code of good practice on science advice and involving stakeholders more effectively are all ways of strengthening science advice for policy, according to the panel at a European Commission meeting in Brussels on 26th September.
Panel discussion on science for policy
The latest SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) Evidence Review Report, Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty, was coordinated by the Cardiff Hub and published on 9th July 2019.
The AE Cardiff Hub has overseen the completion of the Evidence Review Report Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty for the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) as part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). The report has been launched on Tuesday 9th July 2019.
A major new Evidence Review Report entitled Transforming the Future of Ageing has been published today by SAPEA and led by the Federation of European Academies of Medicine. The report is destined for the desks of the new European Commissioners expected to take office later in 2019. It reviews the best evidence on what public policies might help EU countries to achieve inclusive, fair and sustainable health and social care in the future.
The AE Cardiff Hub participated in the conference Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times, organised by the Wales Centre for Public Policy and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) on Friday 24th May 2019 at Swansea University.
The Cardiff Hub is leading the systematic review for the new SAPEA project Towards an EU sustainable food system, coordinated by ALLEA (All European Academies). The first systematic literature review advisory group meeting took place on 21st May 2019. It was organised by the Hub and hosted by PLACE (Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University).
On 11th January 2019, Prof Ole Petersen, Academic Director AE Cardiff Hub and Vice President Academia Europaea, handed over a new SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report to the European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) on behalf of the SAPEA Board. Prof Petersen was representing Prof Sierd Cloetingh, President Academia Europaea and Chair of the SAPEA Board, who attended the expert workshop the previous day.
Armenia’s National Academy of Science, now officially named the National Academy of Sciences Republic of Armenia (NASRA), was established in 1943 and celebrated its 75th Anniversary on 17th and 18th October.