27 Oct 2022
Commission publishes document on better use of scientific knowledge in policy
On 26 October 2022, the European Commission launched a Staff Working Document “Supporting and connecting policymaking in the Member States with scientific research” as a compass for developing evidence-informed policymaking. The document is a first step to launch national and European debates about how to better connect the scientific and policymaking communities. It responds to existing initiatives both at the EU and national levels to support evidence-informed policymaking, from changes in research assessment and knowledge valorisation policies, to the increase of organisations within and near government that seek to mobilise and absorb scientific input for policymaking.
This document identifies the rationale behind building capacity of science-for-policy ecosystems, as well as the challenges encountered at the science-policy interface, while highlighting good practices and available EU instruments in support of Member States’ capacity building in the field of science for policy.
The subject of the staff working document will be part of the policy debate at the Competitiveness Council (Research) on 2 December.
The document can be downloaded here: