SCIENCE ADVICE TO PARLIAMENT – WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
25th March 2021 | 2.30-4.30pm (GMT)
The panel members will discuss the relevance of legislative science advice in Europe, including existent processes and mechanisms that support the use of evidence in national parliaments. It will also discuss initiatives taking place to institutionalise the provision of scientific evidence in countries in which institutionalised structures do not currently exist. The panel members will reflect on the way in which these structures operate, their impact on the parliamentary work and demand for evidence by parliamentarians. How does legislative science advice take place in a situation of crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic?
Grant Hill-Cawthorne, Head of POST, UK
Melanie Peters, Director of Rathenau Instituut, NL
Andreu Climent, President of the initiative “Science in Parliament”, Spain
Carla Sousa, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science, Youth and Sports, Portugal
MODERATOR: Wiebe E. Bijker, Professor of Technology & Society, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology