21 - 24 November 2011
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
The Science and Technology Options Assessment unit of the European Parliament (STOA) is launching the third MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme. The scheme aims to support the development of relationships between MEPs and scientists to improve access to scientific advice and deepen scientists' understanding of the role of science in policy-making. During a week in Brussels, scientists will shadow their MEP as they go about their parliamentary business, attending committee meetings and meeting officials working in key policy areas such as the environment and energy. MEPs will then spend time with the scientists, visiting their research institution to experience how research is conducted in practice and meet their research colleagues. This year, the Marie Curie Actions have been invited to participate in this pairing scheme.