Organised by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies), the symposium Shaping European Science Advice: Insights and Experiences will bring together an audience of policy makers, academics, members of the public and representatives from science academies across Europe. Speakers from all over Europe and beyond will explore science advice for policy, and how we can learn from experience to shape the future of policy advice.
A wide range of different national perspectives on science advice systems will be examined. This will be followed by discussions of recent examples of scientific advice that have been produced by the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, in collaboration with SAPEA.
This symposium will offer the opportunity to engage with recent developments in scientific advice in general, as well as developments resulting from specific recent examples. In this way it will explore aspects of successful science advice, its uptake, implementation and the challenges faced. These sessions will also cover the lessons that can be learned when it comes to trust and distrust in science, the timeliness of advice, as well as acceptance and uptake of advice.
The symposium will start with remarks from Professor Bernard Charpentier, Chair of SAPEA, and Professor Pearl Dykstra, Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. They will present the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), including the specific contributions from the European academies project SAPEA and the High Level Group respectively.
This event is organised in the context of Bulgaria’s Presidency of the European Council, in partnership with the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.