SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Zeynep Pamuk on science courts

Zeynep Pamuk

Could the implications of science advice, and the policies that follow from it, be decided by a citizen jury following a courtroom battle between scientific adversaries?

SAPEA published a new report on “Improving cancer screening in the European Union”

In a new advice published today, the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism recommends improvements to existing screening programmes for cervical cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer — by adopting new technologies, expanding the age range of screening, and optimising how frequently people are screened depending on age, sex and previous test results. Furthermore, the experts found … Read more

Discover the built2biodegrade.eu website!

As a follow-up to our report on biodegradability of plastics in the open environment published in December 2020, we are launching the built2biodegrade.eu! This is a website dedicated to a first-of-its-kind, public experiment to discover how long biodegradable plastics take to break down in seawater. Our report stresses that calling something ‘biodegradable’ doesn’t mean that … Read more

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