INSTAAR Seminar: Policy - Should it be based on fact or fiction?
Joint Research Centre European Commission
by Dr. Jan Marco Mueller
While policies both in the US and Europe are committed to be evidence-based, in practice political decisions are often not based on sound science. This is because science is just one element in the policy-making process, which follows also social, economic, and ethical / religious considerations to name just a few. The lecture analyses the relationship between science and policy and gives recommendations on how to enhance the impact of science on policy-making.