Evidence for Policy School - Disaster Risk Management: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF DECISION MAKING, IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF UNCERTAINTY
In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, collecting, managing, making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging.With scientific controversies, post-fact politics and societal challenges to the use of evidence in public policy, evidence-informed policymaking needs advocates and skilled practitioners, both in scientific and policy bodies.To help researchers to have more impact and policymakers to use evidence for policy solutions, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO), in collaboration with the Italian Civil Protection Department, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the University of Florence (UNIFI), organise an Evidence for Policy School in Florence, Italy. The thematic topic of the 2020 Evidence for Policy School is disaster risk management – a key strategic area for the future of Europe. However, the school will not present either the latest science or specific policy solutions in this field, but will focus on the tools and approaches to inform the policymaking process through evidence.
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