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Science for Policy: What is it and how can scientists become involved in policy processes?
Convener: Chloe Hill 
Thu, 12 Apr, 13:30–15:00

Communicating your research with policymakers can not only improve the policy making process but also expand the impact of your scientific research and provide you with new research and career opportunities. To ensure that your efforts to share your research with policymakers are effective, it is important to know when and how to communicate before engaging with science for policy.

Part 1: will focus on basic science for policy and communication techniques that can be used to engage policymakers. It will be of particular interest to anyone who wants to make their research more policy relevant and learn more about science-policy.

Part 2: will include invited speakers who will outline specific EU processes and initiatives and explain how scientists can become involved with them.

This session is open to all EGU General Assembly participants and is relevant for all divisions.

Public information: Speakers

Dr Erika von Schneidemesser is the Scientific Project Leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). Erika’s projects include ‘Climate Change and Air Pollution: Research Needs and Pathways to Policy Implementation (ClimPol)’ and ‘Three-Dimensional Observation of Atmospheric Processes in Cities’. During her presentation, Erika will discuss the science-policy system, breadth of engagement opportunities and dimensions to consider before engaging.

Dr Antonella Di Trapani is currently leading the SAPEA Science Policy activities in Euro-CASE. She has senior level experience in science management, policy and communication in international organisations. Antonella will provide an overview of the science advice landscape, SAPEA's scientific advice process and how scientists can get involved.

Petra Fagerholm is the Head of the Public Relations, Outreach and Enquiries Group at the European Environmental Agency. The European Environment Agency (EEA) provides independent information on the environment to European and national level policy makers, as well as to the general public. Petra will provide an overview of the EEA, how the EEA creates and makes use of research and how they support European policy and transition.