Organised by SAPEA, within the context of the All European Academies (ALLEA) General Assembly 2018, this symposium titled ‘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 High Level Group of Scientific Advisors, in collaboration with SAPEA. 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.
This event is organised in the context of Bulgaria’s Presidency of the European Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.