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GeoPolicy: Science-Policy Pairing Schemes in Europe – a regularly updated list

GeoPolicy: Science-Policy Pairing Schemes in Europe – a regularly updated list

Pairing schemes are a great way for researchers to learn more about policymaking processes and how science is used in political decision-making! This month’s GeoPolicy Blog post highlights various European-based science-policy pairing scheme opportunities that researchers can apply for. Science-policy pairing schemes provide researchers with the opportunity to gain a better understanding about how ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Science for Policy Internships & Traineeships – a regularly updated list

GeoPolicy: Science for Policy Internships & Traineeships – a regularly updated list

Internships and traineeships are a great way to gain a better understanding of the political system and how policymakers use scientific evidence! This month’s GeoPolicy Blog post highlights various European-based opportunities that researchers can apply for. Understanding Europe’s political landscape and the information that policymakers need to make evidence-informed decisions is one of the most ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Reflecting on science advice as shown in the 2019 Chernobyl series

GeoPolicy: Reflecting on science advice as shown in the 2019 Chernobyl series

The HBO and Sky UK television series Chernobyl is a historical drama that explores the events leading up to and following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Pripyat Ukraine. Not only does this series focus on one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, but also on the challenges and successes of one of the lead scientists involved in communicating the scientific evidence to key decision-mak ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Science Activism vs. Science Advice – choosing your path to policy impact

GeoPolicy: Science Activism vs. Science Advice – choosing your path to policy impact

Science is a vital part of the policymaking process. It enables decision-makers to better understand the policy options that they have and the potential consequences of any actions or inaction. While it is just one factor that policymakers should consider during their decision-making process, it is an important one! This month’s GeoPolicy blog post will explore two different approaches that scient ...[Read More]