SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF DECISION MAKING, IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF UNCERTAINTY
In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, collecting, managing, making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging.
With scientific controversies, post-fact politics and societal challenges to the use of evidence in public policy, evidence-informed policymaking needs advocates and skilled practitioners, both in scientific and policy bodies.
To help researchers to have more impact and policymakers to use evidence for policy solutions, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO), in collaboration with the Italian Civil Protection Department, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the University of Florence (UNIFI), organise an Evidence and Policy School in Florence, Italy.
The thematic topic of the 2020 Evidence for Policy School is disaster risk management – a key strategic area for the future of Europe. However, the workshop will not present either the latest science or specific policy solutions in this field, but will focus on the tools and approaches to inform the policymaking process through evidence.
Agostino Miozzo (Director of Office II – Promotion and Integration of the National Service Italian Civil Protection Department)
Agostino Miozzo: Decisions & Uncertainties
Dr. Jaroslav Mysiak (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change)
Jaroslav Mysiak: DRM as a scientific challenge
Professor Castelli (University of Florence, Department of Earth Science)
Fabio Castelli: Risks in cities - the case of Florence
Simulation game scenario
Participants choose five preferred masterclasses, which are run throughout two days in five parallel sessions.
facilitators:João Dinis (Empresa Municipal de Ambiente de Cascais (EMAC), Portugal); Alessandra Sgobbi (DG for Climate Action, European Commission)
Slide Presentation Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Slides Cascais
facilitators:Scott Williams (Climate-KIC)
facilitators:Mauro Dolce & Daniela Di Bucci (Italian Civil Protection Department)
Slide Presentation Further reading
facilitators:Thomas Peter (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs); Alessandro Annunziato (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
Slide Presentation Exercise Further reading
facilitators:Jose Miguel Roncero Martin & Olimpia Imperiali (DG ECHO, European Commission)
facilitators:Iain Stewart (Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth), prepared jointly with BBC Media Action
Slide Presentation Exercise
facilitators:George M. Karagiannis (Deputy Secretary‑General for Civil Protection, Greece)
facilitators:Nicola Casagli & Giovanni Gigli (University of Florence)
Slide Presentation 1 Slide Presentation 2 Exercise
facilitators:Rafa Hohr (Prodigioso Volcán); Emiliano Bruno (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
Slide Presentation Resources: dataviz, infographic and applications Chart type gallery
Paper: Brick et al: Winners and losers - communicating the potential impact of policies
Monday, 13 January, 2020 - 09:00