2016 INGSA Conference Opening: Science-Policy Interface

Slides

Welcome to the INGSA 2016 2nd International Conference. Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, INGSA chair, has launched the conference with a focus on the multiple dimensions and challenges of the science-policy interface.

A great start to encourage an engaging and interactive conference. The conference has been jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), to bring together users and providers of scientific advice on critical, global issues.

read more

APEC Chief Science Advisors and Equivalents Meeting 2016

2016-apec-csae-delegation

A number of INGSA affiliates and advisory group members are also represented within the APEC region’s Chief Science Advisors and Equivalents (CSAE) grouping.

The fourth meeting of the APEC CSAE was held in Lima, Peru on August 18-19th.

In response to the 2015 APEC Leaders’ Declaration requesting the CSAE group explore coordinated scientific advice surrounding and during emergencies, the CSAE has shared best practices and experiences and in framing its recommendations it has incorporated research and recommendations from EPWG, the Sendai Framework, IRDR, ASTAAG, OECD and member economies.

read more

Scientists and policymakers meet at European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to develop their skills in evidence-informed policymaking for the Water-Energy-Food nexus

eu-au-iiasa_group-picture

INGSA was proud to collaborate with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre on their recent workshop. Over a hundred participants from 45 European and African countries assembled at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre site in Ispra, Italy for a capacity-building event dedicated to improving skills in the use of evidence for policy. Co-organised by the European and African Union Commissions, in the framework of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy and co-financed under the JAES Support Mechanism II, as well as the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the science-policy discussions were carried out in the context of Water-Energy-Food nexus challenges.

read more

Towards a new Transatlantic Dialogue in Social Sciences and Humanities – Trans-Atlantic Platform workshop

cropped-logo_tap

On September 27-28th, just ahead of the EU/INGSA conference is a workshop in Brussels titled ‘Towards a New Transatlantic Dialogue in Social Sciences and Humanities’ hosted by the Trans-Atlantic Platform. The Trans-Atlantic Platform is a consortium of 17 humanities and social science funders in Europe, North America and South America. The workshop will bring together funding agency staff, researchers, European Commission officials, NGO representatives and other stakeholders in discussions of how to align international research funding activities to support the knowledge needs of policy makers. For more information visit www.transatlanticplatform.com, and to register for the workshop contact Eric.Chevaucherie@SSHRC-CRSH.GC.CA by Tuesday, September 20th.

read more

Principles and Guidelines of Science Advice

At the World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest in 2015, delegates called for:

“..The need to define the principles, processes and application of science advice and to address the theoretical and practical questions regarding the independence, transparency, visibility and accountability of those who receive and provide advice has never been more important…………We call for concerted action of scientists and policy-makers to define and promulgate universal principles for developing and communicating science to inform and evaluate policy based on responsibility, integrity, independence, and accountability.”

read more

Official launch of ‘Scientific Advice to Governments’ special issue of Palgrave Communications

7240_2016_palcomms-twitter-image_v2

Thursday, September 29, 2016
18:45-19:45
INGSA evening reception, Charlemagne building

For those attending the 2nd INGSA conference in Brussels, you are invited to join Palgrave Communications, the multi-disciplinary open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, to celebrate the launch of a special issue on ‘Scientific Advice to Governments’. The issue is edited by Sir Peter Gluckman (Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand) and Professor James Wilsdon (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK). Professor James Wilsdon and Gino D’Oca (Managing Editor) will be present to officially launch the collection and provide answers to any questions you may have about the collection and the journal. Many of the publications authors will also be present. We hope to see you there!

read more

Science and Policy Making Conference Update

Science and Policy Making: towards a new dialogue
September 29th-30th 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Registration has now closed for the 2nd International Network for Government Science Advice Conference. For those who missed out on registration, please know that there will be wide coverage of conference activities through twitter (follow #EUINGSA16), the INGSA website and the conference report.
Jointly organised by the European Union and INGSA, this global conference will bring together users and providers of scientific advice on critical, global issues where scientific evidence is complex and fast moving. Policy-makers, leading practitioners and scholars in the field of science advice to governments, as well as other stakeholders, will explore principles and practices in a variety of current and challenging policy contexts. The new Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission will also be presented to the international community at this conference.

read more

The Science-Policy Interface

1140x400 dna with logo

How do we ensure the effective role of science in public policy-making? This well-worn, longstanding question reflects the fact that the answer is not simple. Later this month in Brussels, scientists and policy-makers will convene at the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Forum to consider the most promising ways forward. Read more of the Science Magazine editorial by INGSA Chairman Sir Peter Gluckman as he previews the INGSA conference.

Conference registrations have closed

banner_984x150_top

Registration has now closed for the 2nd International Network for Government Science Advice Conference. We apologise to those who missed out on registration and please know that there will be wide coverage of conference activities through twitter (follow #EUINGSA16), our website and the conference report.

1 2 3 4 11