ESAF seminar on science based policy advice

European governments are facing critical decisions on agriculture, food, climate and environment. Science-based policy advice is in high demand, but varies across Europe. The aim of the first trans-European seminar in this area is to facilitate the exchange of experiences, challenges and best practices as to provide science-based policy advice.

Organised by Aarhus University (DCA/DCE), European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF)

Tue 16 March 2021 12:45 until Wed 17 March 2021 12:00

Venue Online seminar

This seminar is intended for institutions and individual scientists providing science based policy advice.

Governments in Europe have adopted ambitious goals on reducing greenhouse gasses and environmental pressure from agriculture and food production and on improving healthy diets. At the same time, an efficient and competitive agricultural sector is essential for rural economy and future food supply. Decisions are complicated and sometimes conflicting. Agriculture, food, climate and environment are debated issues on both political and public agendas in Europe. In this situation, science-based policy advice is in high demand, but often also subject of heated debates.

Expected outcomes of seminar

  • Exchange of information of national practices: good experiences, mutual learning in areas of organization, good processes, quality assurance, consistency of advice over time, recruitment and training;
  • Building stronger networks among peers and organizations across Europe;
  • Ideas for continued collaboration between interested institutions.

The meeting is held via ZOOM and a link for participation will be sent to registered participants shortly before the event takes place.