Trans-European online seminar on science-based policy advice in agriculture, food, climate and environment, March 16-17, 2021

Following the seminar, we have prepared an article describing main points from the seminar, and providing a glimpse of the challenges across Europe in science-based policy advice. You are very welcome make use of the article at your own website or to forward the article to anyone who might be interested in your institution or country. The article can also be shared via Twitter link.

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Aarhus University and European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF) invite stakeholders to participate in a trans-European seminar to create synergy and knowledge sharing among researchers across Europe. The aim is to heighten further the quality of the European science-based policy. The seminar takes place online on the 16th and 17th of March, 2021.

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 exchange of experiences, challenges and best practices in how to provide Science based policy advice.

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly revealed how important flexibility is in the advice system. It is therefore crucial for the development, sustainability and resilience of countries and regions to learn from successful cases of science-based advice and policy recommendation. It is equally important to discuss together the reasons for failures”, says Professor Tarmo Soomere, who is the chair of ESAF.