Commissioner Navracsics to take part in high-level science event at the European Parliament

Today, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, responsible for the Joint Research Centre, takes part in the annual ‘Science meets Parliaments‘ gathering, which brings together top-level policy makers and scientists from across Europe. This year, participants will discuss the “role of science in a post fact society”. Ahead of the event, Commissioner Navracsics said: “Politicians and scientists need to maintain a close and regular exchange. This is vital to ensure that sound scientific advice can continue to underpin policy-making. At the same time, decision-making needs to become more open to civil society. That is why I am pleased that Science meets Parliaments brings all sides together.” ‘Science meets Parliaments’ is organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) with the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment panel. This year’s edition,the third, which will be web streamed, builds upon the JRC annual conference “EU4facts: evidence for policy in a post-fact world“. The event will be followed by the second edition of the Science meets Regions, hosted by the Committee of the Regions (CoR), under the title “Maximising the Impact of Science for Regions and Cities in Current and Future EU Policies“. Throughout 2017 a series of local “Science meets Regions” and “Science meets Parliaments” events took place across Europe, organised jointly by the JRC, the CoR, national parliaments and regional authorities. See also more information on recent Commission’s initiatives against disinformation.