05 06 October 2022 Ended

On line and Ghent (Belgium)

Advanced Training Course on Science-Based Policy Advice - in the fields of agriculture and environment

This advanced training targets experienced advisors willing to evolve and share their practice about Science-Based Policy Advice. You will meet experienced advisors and facilitators from the organising institutes (among them: Aarhus University with INRAE and several european institutes). Speakers are from the organising institutes as well as from the policy side and from the European Joint Research Center (JRC).

What will you gain:

  • Tools to evolve your own practice
  • Access to a large community of practice, exchanging top resources and expertise
  • Improved understanding of the main issues involved
  • Enlarged network of likeminded professionals in your field


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Day 1:

What is science based advice, and how is it used?

  • Policy makers and experienced advisors setting the scene.

What are the pitfalls and how do we overcome them?

  • Examples of problems and best-practices when delivering scientific advice

Day 2:

From national to international advice, what is different?

  • What you should know when providing science-based advice in an international context

Stakeholder relations and communication

  • Dealing with criticism, conflicts and stakeholders with different agendas

With the following INRAE speakers :

  • Guy Richard, Head of Expertise, Forsight and Advanced studies: Methodologies and examples of foresight or scientific expertise
  • Didier Richard, scientist and international expert: Case study on natural risks: Development of a certified quality management system for expertise and link with expertise standards
  • Christine Argillier, scientist: Providing expertise on the WFD – water framework directive, The challenge of implementation and harmonization of methods

Price (including all catering, not including transport or accommodation):

  • Organisers(1): 120 € incl VAT
  • Non-organisers: 165 € incl VAT

(1) Organisers:

  • DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture & DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University Denmark.
  • CREA, Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of the Agricultural Economy, Italy,
  • WUR, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands,
  • University of Zielona Góra, Poland,
  • ILVO, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium,
  • LUKE, Natural Resources Institute, Finland,
  • INRAE, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment, France