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Communicating Science in the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 18 November 2020 EASAC organised a virtual Science Communications Webinar. This was a special meeting for fellows and staff of EASAC Member Academies on "Communicating Science in the COVID-19 Pandemic". The agenda of the meeting can be found here.

The meeting is based on a preceding survey on the communication activities of the EASAC Member Academies during the crisis. A summary of the meeting can be found here.

IAP-EASAC Regional Workshop / 10-12 September 2018, Halle (Germany)

Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: How can academies help?

The workshop has engaged interested EASAC member academies and representatives of National Young Academies in the region; national and regional policy-makers responsible for SDGs’ implementation and review; and one or two other practitioners and implementation agencies. 

This workshop has built on EASAC's previous experience and learning on the sciene-policy interface with the help of a survey of its members about the SDGs which was conducted ahead of the workshop in August/September 2018.

Below you can find the presentations which were held during this workshop:

Falk Schmidt: The 2030 Agenda –and the roles for Science

Christiane Diehl: Academies working together regionally in EU

Gabriela Wülser: Engaging with the SDGs - The Swiss case

Christiane Diehl: EASAC's and the „Science-Policy-Dialogue“of European National Science Academies

Robin Fears: Academies working together at the global level

Michael Kunz: Implementation of the SDGs and Review of Progress- A Regional Perspective

Apollonia Miola: Science for SDGs - Exploring scientific solutions to facilitate the monitoring of SDGs implementation

Tracey Elliott: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: how can academies help? Perspectives of the Workshop

Tracey Elliott: Recap of day 2 of the workshop - action plan for academies cooperation

Vaughan Turekian: Role of the UN Technology Faciliation Mechanism

Christiane Diehl: Some thoughts for action plan day 3

Moritz Riede: The GYA and the European Young Academies on the SDGs

Enrico Giovannini: The European Union and the SDGs

Summary note of the IAP-EASAC workshop in Halle (Germany), September 2018.

Science-Policy Dialogue Project

In 2010-2012, and with funding from IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies, EASAC member academies ran a joint project on "Science-Policy Dialogue".

The objective of the project:

  • to improve academies' dialogue with policy-makers - both on a national and an EU-level
  • to make policy-makers and further public stakeholders aware of the National Science Academies' excellent resource of independent scientific knowledge and expertise
  • to encourage them to use these resources for science-related policy decisions
  • to strengthen the quality of National Science Academies' dialogue with policy-makers and public stakeholders/opinion leaders
  • to invigorate and deepen the co-operation among EASAC member academies

As a result of that project, EASAC academies produced a Good Practice Guidance.

Fourth Workshop Meeting, Halle 2012

EASAC-NASAC Joint Workshop "Strengthening the Dialogue between Science and Policy"

Objectives of the Workshop:

  • To enable member academies of NASAC and EASAC to share experiences of their past interactions with policy-makers and the wider public.

  • To discuss good practice in some of the more specific activities which belong to a dialogue between science and policy-makers and the wider public.

  • To scope possible common interests and to develop mechanisms for any future collaborations between the two networks.