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DFiR-conference 2020: Science advice and research-based knowledge in societal crisis (webinar)

How can research-based knowledge be used in time of crises like the pandemic – and how can it be converted into decisions, politics, guidelines and restrictions? These are some of the questions you may discuss with leading Danish and international scientists and advisers during the DFiR-webinar
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  • Hvornår 24. november 2020 fra 13:00 til 16:00

The corona era has led society to look to science for solutions, directions and answers in societal crises. However, it has also shown how difficult it is to communicate research-based knowledge to society and decision makers, how unfortunate communication causes distrust and lack of legitimacy, and how challenging it is for society to receive answers that are not black or white.

During the webinar leading Danish and international scientist and advisers in central roles and positions will share their experiences from the pandemic crisis.

You may take part in the dialogue with these experts:

  • Søren Brostrøm (Director General at the Danish Health Authority)
    What have learned about science advise from the way we reacted to corona-virus in Denmark?
  • Sigrid Weiland (Team Leader COVID-19 and Assistant to the Special Advisor to the European Commission President on COVID-19)
    Real-time learning: Science advice close to the political leadership during the corona crisis
  • Corien Prins (Chair of Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy)
    Making science advice in turbulent times – how do we stay science-based?
  • David Mair (Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
    Evidence-informed policy in a crisis – what have we learned so far?
  • Philipp Schröder (Professor at Dept. of Economics, Aarhus University)
    How can non-health-science advice be brought in to play in health crises: Dilemmas, learnings, and suggestions
  • Cliff Lane (Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Special Projects, NIAID, National Institute of Health, USA)
    Can and should scientist coordinate their advice? Learnings and suggestions
  • Michael Bang Petersen (Professor at Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University)
    The role of the media – experiences and perspectives in dialogue with moderator Nynne Bjerre Christensen
  • Nynne Bjerre Christensen (journalist, MA in European Studies, Kings College London) is moderator throughout the webinar

For sign up: Please contact dfir@ufm.dk

Read more

Statement on scientific advice to European policy makers during the Covid-19 pandemic
By The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors of the European Commission, The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, and Peter Piot - special advisor to the President Ursula von der Leyen on the response to COVID-19

  • The statement in English [inactive link]

Scientific advice for policy makers - a fact sheet summing up the scientific opinion by a Group of Scientific Advisors and an Independent expert group providing high-quality and timely scientific advice to the European Commission

  • The factsheet in English [inactive link]

Joint opinion on improved pandemic preparedness and management. In this report the Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Advisors on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and Peter Piot, special advisor to Ursula von der Leyen give recommendations to improvement of the management of future pandemics based on lessons learned form COVID-19.

  • Joined opinion on improved pandemic preparedness and management [inactive link]

A series of Nordic webinars has discussed experiences and learnings from the countries' different ways of managing the COVID-19 crises.

  • The Nordic webinars [inactive link]