Making Sense of Science

Making Sense of Science under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty

On their own initiative, the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, adopted at their 11th meeting (31 January – 1 February 2018), a scoping paper (see below), confirming their intention to produce a Scientific Opinion on “Making sense of science under conditions of complexity and uncertainty”.

The opinion will be primarily addressed to policymakers making use of scientific advice across the European Commission, and will be of relevance to the governance of scientific advice in the Commission.

Experts from across Europe, including those nominated by Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consortium, will contribute their expertise to the topic.

The opinion is expected to be delivered by June 2019.


Related topic activities

Scoping workshop

4 June 2018, Brussels

The objective of the workshop was to highlight the areas of debate and subtopics to address (building on the Scoping Paper) as well as existing evidence requiring special attention for the Opinion.

The specific outcome of the workshop is a list of sub-questions that the Opinion can address. The list is intended as guidance for further work on the Opinion.


Related documents

EU Agency Network for Scientific Advice (EU ANSA)