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EASAC 10th Anniversary Celebration

Monday 07 Nov

Time and Location

  • Brussels, Belgium

The Use of Science in Policy-Making

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the European Academies Science Advisory Council including the launch presentation of EASAC's report Concentrating Solar Power: Its Potential Contribution to a Sustainable Energy Future.

There will be addresses from the EASAC President, Sir Brian Heap, from the German Minister for Education and Research, Prof. Annette Schavan, and from the former Chief Scientific Advisor of the UK government and former President of the Royal Society, Lord May of Oxford.

The recommendations of the latest EASAC report will be presented, with an opportunity for discussion.

5:30pm on Monday 7 November 2011

Palace of the Academies, Hertogsstraat 1 rue Ducale, Brussels



17:30 - 18:00 Registration

18:00 - 18:10 WelcomeSir Brian Heap (EASAC President)

18:10 - 18:30 What do policy-makers expect from science advice?Prof. Annette Schavan (German Minister for Education and Research)

18:30 - 18:50 What advice can science deliver to policy-makers?Lord May of Oxford (formerly Chief Scientific Advisor of the UK Government and President of the Royal Society)

18:50 - 19:10 Concentrating Solar Power: its potential contribution to a sustainable energy futureProf. Robert Pitz-Paal (Chairman of the EASAC Working Group on Concentrating Solar Power)

19:10 - 19:30 Open discussion of the conclusions and recommendations of the report

19:30 - 19:45 The EU's Grand Challenges: a scientific perspectiveSir Brian Heap (EASAC President)

19:45 - 22:00 Reception and "buffet dinner"

Report about the the event and photo gallery

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