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Your Handbook to Science for Policy

Science and policy often feel like two different worlds, working on different timescales and using different languages. Despite this, almost every policy decision has a scientific component to it. And while science alone will never make policy, it can allow policymakers to more accurately assess the benefits and potential consequences of different policy pathways.

This session will highlight some of the key messages from the European Commission Joint Research Centre's recently published ‘Science for Policy Handbook’ (https://egu.eu/0HNFV9/). It will be hosted by two of the Handbooks key authors, Marta Sienkiewicz and Lene Topp.
Some of the key topics that will be outlined include:

- The importance of strategic planning for engaging relevant policymakers
- The different policy actors and their role in the policymaking process
- Examples of how you can speak the language that policymakers understand and pay attention to
- Finding windows of opportunity and building relationships

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the Handbook or working at the science for policy interface more generally. This session is open to all EGU scientific divisions and scientists at all stages of their careers.

The Joint Research Centre’s Science for Policy Handbook is available free online and will give you a sneak peek into some of this session’s content! https://egu.eu/0HNFV9/

Public information:
Session moderator: Chloe Hill, EGU Policy Officer

Speakers:
- Lene Topp, Project Officer, Knowledge Management for Policy training and network, European Commission Joint Research Centre
- Marta Sienkiewicz, Project Officer, Knowledge Management for Policy training and network, European Commission Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre’s Science for Policy Handbook is available free online and will give you a sneak peek into some of this session’s content! https://egu.eu/0HNFV9/

Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-conveners: marta sienkiewicz, Lene Topp
Tue, 27 Apr, 10:00–11:00 (CEST)
Public information:
Session moderator: Chloe Hill, EGU Policy Officer

Speakers:
- Lene Topp, Project Officer, Knowledge Management for Policy training and network, European Commission Joint Research Centre
- Marta Sienkiewicz, Project Officer, Knowledge Management for Policy training and network, European Commission Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre’s Science for Policy Handbook is available free online and will give you a sneak peek into some of this session’s content! https://egu.eu/0HNFV9/