Future directions for scientific advice in Europe

Wilsdon, James, Doubleday, Robert and Stirling, Andrew (2015) Future directions for scientific advice in Europe. Centre for Science and Policy, Cambridge. ISBN 9780993281808

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Abstract

Across Europe, scientific evidence and advice is in great demand, to inform policies and decision making on issues such as climate change, new technologies and environmental regulation. But the diversity of political cultures and attitudes to expertise in different European countries can make the task of designing EU-wide advisory institutions and processes both sensitive and complex.

In January 2015, President Juncker asked Commissioner Moedas to report on options for improving scientific advice within the European Commission. At a time when these issues are higher than usual on the political agenda, it is important that the case for scientific advice and evidence-informed policy is articulated and analysed afresh.

To support these efforts, this collection brings together agenda-setting essays by policymakers, practitioners, scientists and scholars from across Europe. Authors include Anne Glover, Ulrike Felt, Robert Madelin, Andy Stirling, Vladimír Šucha and Jos van der Meer. Their contributions outline various challenges but also constructive ways forward for scientific advice in Europe.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3699.6004
Keywords: science policy, scientific advice, Europe, European Commission
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN0030 European Union. European Community. European communities
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Depositing User: James Wilsdon
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 12:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54004

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