27–28 April 2022
in Brussels and online
Science advice must deliver fast. But this challenge puts science for policy under pressure.
- It must be clear and direct, even when the evidence is complex, incomplete, uncertain and controversial.
- It must maintain the highest standards of independence, even while working closely with policymakers.
- It must stay true to the values of science in a politically and socially complex world.
In other words, science advice must reconcile certainty with speed, clarity with caution, and neutrality with political acumen. Is any of this even possible?