When: 9:00 – 17:00 on Monday, 29 April 2019
Where: Halle Institute for Economic Research, Kleine Märkerstraße 8, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Co-organised by: International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Global Young Academy (GYA)
Halle Institute for Economic Research – Member of the Leibniz Association (IWH)

This capacity building workshop for early to mid-career researchers and scientists aims to discuss practical experiences of informing policy, and to enhance participants’ ability to provide and engage in science advice for policymaking at all levels of government. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) play a critical role in attaining national, regional and international development and public policy goals. It is important to provide scientific evidence to inform policy decision making to ensure effective and efficient policy formulation and implementation. The role of science advice in the formulation and implementation of evidence-based public policies is becoming increasingly recognised.

The workshop will begin with a key-note speech by the chairman of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), Sir Peter Gluckman, followed by a panel discussion on the practice of science advice with excellent, experienced scientists and researchers.


09:00 Introduction (GYA/INGSA/IWH): Science Advice and Enlightened Policy-Making
Oliver Holtemöller (Vice President, IWH)
Koen Vermeir (Global Young Academy)
09:10 Key-note: Sir Peter Gluckman (INGSA chairman)
09:30 Introductory Panel – Practical experiences of Science Advice


Pearl Dykstra (Director of Research, University of Rotterdam)
Ângela Pereira (Project Leader, EC Joint Research Centre)
Rees Kassen (Department of Biology, Univeristy of Ottawa; Past GYA Co-Chair)


Clarissa Rios Rojas (Founder and Director at Ekpa’palek)
10:30  Coffee
11:00 Case-Study Icebreaker: “Carboneria – Competing technology-based economic proposals with multiple stakeholders”
12:00 Learning Simulation: “Gerontaria – retirement age” – background and 1st cabinet meeting
13:00 Lunch at IWH
14:00 Learning Simulation: “Gerontaria – retirement age” – 2nd cabinet meeting, press conference & plenary discussion
16:30 Concluding remarks


Sign-up for this workshop should be done when registering for the AGM (registration link for members / alumni). If you have already registered and forgot to check the necessary options, simply contact at the Office via email.