The European Commission’s Science and Knowledge Service, the Joint Research Center, organizes its annual conference on 26 September around the topic of “(Scientific) Evidence for policy in a post-fact world”.
The conference aims to discuss the interaction between science and policy in light of the post-fact phenomenon, involving renowned scientists, experts, journalists and media professionals as well as senior policymakers and politicians, including:
– European Commission vice president Jyrki Katainen,
– former Director-General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy,
– Chair of the International Network for Science Advice to Governments Sir Peter Gluckman,
– AAAS CEO Rush Holt,
– Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper,
– Professor Steven Sloman of Brown University’s Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences,
– and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky of University of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology
The JRC offers three possibilities for journalists to attend the conference:
1) You may register free of charge at JRC-PRESS@ec.europa.eu until 22 September and attend the conference on regular basis, with the possibility of interviewing participants
2) We offer 5 “travel grants”, which cover the cost of participation, including travel and accommodation, to selected journalists. Please submit an application to JRC-PRESS@ec.europa.eu by 15 September. The application should include a short motivation letter, short CV, plus a few examples of your writing.
3) Last but not least: you may follow the conference live on webstreaming, including the possibility for telephone interviews with participants (please send an advance request to JRC-PRESS@ec.europa.eu). The webstreaming link will be available at the conference webpage later https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/eu4facts