This major public conference is designed to answer the following questions:
- What are the trends, challenges, and opportunities for the future of evidence-informed policymaking?
- How can we build stronger science-for-policy institutions, networks, and ecosystems in Europe?
- How can we develop the competencies and skills needed for effective science-for-policy mechanisms?
- How can we improve the governance of science for policy?
While there is broad agreement that policies should be informed by the best available scientific knowledge, the uptake of science into policymaking remains patchy and often ad hoc across different policy fields and member states.
Following the publication of the European Commission’s Staff Working Document on ‘Supporting and connecting policymaking in the Member States with scientific research’ in October 2022, the COMPET Council of December 2022 welcomed the discussion on the role of science in member states’ policymaking, acknowledging that the subject is important and timely in view of current and emerging challenges. The European Commission therefore has an important role to play in supporting EU member states to improve the uptake of science into policymaking.
Who should attend?
The conference will bring together policymakers, science advisors, researchers, ethics experts, and other professionals in science-for-policy ecosystems.
This will be a hybrid event, with participation possible both in person and online. The physical part will be held in Brussels at the hotel nhow Brussels Bloom (Rue Royale / Koningsstraat 250, 1210 Brussels).