We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Clear recommendations for successful evidence-informed policy making is the aim for the 2017 Joint Research Centre (JRC) annual conference.
It offered an open encounter between leading experts from the fields of science, policy and media.
The interaction between science and policy has never been straightforward. But this relationship has been further complicated by the current post-fact debate.
This crisis is a challenge for the whole of society, not only scientists, experts, the media and policymakers, but also for politicians.
We need to learn from past success and failures in building policy on evidence, to understand the causes of this crisis and to chart a new course for organisations operating at the inter-section of facts, politics and the media.
Policy making needs to find the balance between facts and values. Linear thinking cannot be applied to the relationship between science, society and policy anymore. Scientists, politicians and citizens need new models and processes to connect, to develop new thinking and to communicate new narratives.
The process needs to become more open, involving all interest groups (scientists, policymakers and society) from the design and production to the delivery phase.
In addition to listening to speeches and discussions between leading scientists and politicians, the participants will have a possibility to interact with the speakers via a live app during sessions, as well as meet them in person during dedicated time slots after each session.