Apocalypse Tomorrow: What Should Scientists Do to Prepare for the Next Major Crisis?

In the autumn of 2022, the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) will publish a major piece of advice on strategic crisis management for the EU. Based on a broad and multidisciplinary understanding, the work will inform policymakers on how the EU can improve its strategic crisis management. This builds on previous work during the COVID-19 crisis on how to improve pandemic preparedness and management in the EU, conducted in partnership with the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies.

Ciência 2022 (Science 2022)

The annual meeting of science, technology and innovation in Portugal, takes place this year on the 16th, 17th and 18th of May, at the Lisbon Congress Centre.
On day 3, Rebecca Fitzgerald, University of Cambridge is invited to speak during the session Plenária 6: “Cancro: avanços e desafios”

7th Congress of Preventive Medicine

The 7th Congress of the Section for Preventive Medicine of the Slovenian Medical Association is set in an unprecedented time when public health is at the center of attention of the entire society around the world. In the past, public health professionals have repeatedly wished to receive more attention from other scientific disciplines, societies, policies, and global development efforts. At the last congress five years ago, we almost prophetically ascertained the importance of integration for health and discussed the relationship between the public health profession and society.

Webinar on Energy efficiency: A science advice perspective

This European Parliament Intergroup webinar will bring together scientific experts, policy advisors, stakeholders and citizen representatives to discuss the future of energy efficiency. Last but not least, this online event will also present recent evidence and policy recommendations delivered by the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism.

Euro-CASE Annual Conference “Building back better”

The Euro-CASE Annual Conference will be hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering on the topic of “building back better”, in relation to the tandem challenges of economic recovery from the pandemic and achieving climate neutrality and resilience in Europe by 2050.

Time travel and climate: changing the past to fix the future


Led by the audience, we will be asking these and other challenging questions to two of Europe’s top experts on climate change and energy: Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission, and Professor Peter Lund, co-chair of the SAPEA working group on Europe’s energy transition.

How did we get ourselves into such a mess with climate change? When and how did it all go wrong — and could we have done otherwise? What information about the future do we need to help guide our energy choices now? And how do today’s scientists model tomorrow’s world without the aid of a time machine?

The event will be hosted by AC Coppens, an experienced moderator who will make sure that the full audience — including those in the room and those joining via YouTube livestream — can actively engage with the experts and take part in lively conversation.


Peter Lund is Professor on Advanced Energy Systems at Aalto University. He works on future energy questions and technologies having an interest in multidisciplinary approaches. He has chaired the Advisory Group Energy of the European Commission and the Energy Steering Panel of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, and co-chaired the SAPEA working group on Europe’s energy transition.

Nebojsa Nakicenovic is Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission. He is director of The World in 2050, a global research initiative in support of a successful implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, and Acting Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

AC Coppens is a marketing strategist, conference curator, speaker and the founder of THE CATALYSTS, a boutique agency for innovative and creative players working at the intersection of Digital Technologies and Film, Immersive Media, Design, Music and Sound.

This events is organised as a part of the Berlin Science Week. 

Berlin Science Week is a 10-day international festival that brings together the world’s most innovative scientific organisations in Berlin and online to celebrate science and facilitate an open and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge. With thousands of participants, it is one of the largest science events and takes place annually from 1–10 November.

Throughout ten festival days and beyond, debates and knowledge exchange are being fostered in an open and interdisciplinary spirit. This year’s topics range from diversity in science, the ethics of AI, the future of mobility to circular economies, or to the question whether we are prepared for the next pandemic – or not?

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