Debate, criticism and controversy are vital parts of the evidence-based scientific process. But when these happen under intense public scrutiny, with high stakes, multiple agendas and sometimes violent opposition, the situation can take a dramatic turn. How can science advisors deal with these challenges?
YouTube recordings (plenary)
- Opening session and 'Science advice under fire' panel
- 'How close is too close? The complex role of a government science advisor'
- Science advice in a time of crisis: the case of Covid
- When science meets politics: the case of climate change
Scaling up urban science advice in Europe: a view from practitioners
Discover best practices from city leaders and policymakers in a context where timely and direct science advice is needed, while sociopolitical processes are increasingly complex. Understand opportunities in cooperation on subnational science advice and push for greater EU-supported cooperation.
Science, policy and research under pressure
Not only science must deliver fast, but so does policy in a society under pressure. An exploration of pressure pathways and ways to mutually deal with this pressure.
Taking the heat off: What is science diplomacy’s role in times of urgency?
Science Diplomacy is a “new” policy tool for application in times of urgency. What can Science Diplomacy really achieve and can it help us anticipate advancements to create better futures? Come discuss policy, geopolitical, organizational, thematic and anticipatory angles with practitioners.
Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic: the roles of EU agencies
This workshop explores how EU scientific advisory actors can optimise their production of timely and relevant knowledge to EU policy makers in times of uncertainty and rapid change. In this situation, the current pandemic has challenged EU agencies and their stakeholders, providing scientific advice based on timely and robust evidence, to mutualise efforts, delivery and communication at both national and European levels. What can we learn from the past years and how can it help shape the future of scientific advice by EU agencies, their partners and networks.