Maria da Graça Carvalho on the origin of the European Commission’s science advice mechanism

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Why does European Commission science advice work the way it does? Why did former President Juncker discontinue the standalone post of chief science advisor? Why has the EU settled on a hybrid model which combines advisors, academies and officials?

Maria da Graça Carvalho MEP discusses these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA. We also discuss science advice in Portugal, how to attract women and girls to the high-salary tech jobs of the future, and whether any science can survive the entire legislative procedure.

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