Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking: A Post-COVID World

20 May 2021 (9.30-11.00 CET). Online event

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The ThinkForest Seminar ‘Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking: A Post-COVID World’ will take place online on next 20 May 2021. This event aims to discuss:

  • How can we ensure that the best available science translates into sound EU policies? What are the golden rules for a successful science-policy interface?
  • Which mechanisms are available for science support? What are some good examples of existing processes (e.g., IPCC)?
  • How the European Commission will engage science community in the development of the post-2020 EU Forest Strategy?

Politicians, media and the public are increasingly demanding evidence-based information to inform policymaking on complex issues such as climate change and biodiversity. However, there is an increasing amount of science information available.

Clearly, the decision-maker needs scientists and science-based intermediary organisations that can critically evaluate and synthesize scientific information in a format that is easily accessible while not simplistic. Yet, what is sometimes puzzling for the decision-makers and general public, is that scientists do not necessarily agree on their messages. Sometimes exactly the opposite implications are drawn, for example, on forest-related issues.

Join us and register here!

The ThinkForest Forum is a high-level science-policy discussion and information sharing forum on the future of European forest-based sector coordinated by European Forest Institute.

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The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States with the objective to conduct research and provide policy support on issues related to forests. EFI works to promote forest research, facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and support the dissemination of policy-relevant information on forests and forestry.