of all European Affairs Events, conferences, presentations and workshops.

Fact checking science - Shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU


23 Jan 2018 12:30


European Parliament
PHS - P7C050
  Rue Wiertz 60


Science & Policymaking

Event Location


Event Description

Tuesday 23 January 2018
Lunch event hosted by MEP Julie Girling
from 12.30 to 15.00

Room: P7C050 in the Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) Building
European Parliament
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60 B-1047 Brussels – Belgium


This lunchtime discussion is a timely opportunity to address what the EU institutions can do to reinvigorate trust in EU government. Members of the European Parliament, in particular, play a key role in this process, both because of the impact of their political commitments and statements on societal attitudes, and because of their active involvement not only in making EU legislation but also in shaping its implementation.

The event will also offer the opportunity to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Monograph by the European Risk Forum on Scientific Evidence and the Management of Risk (available here). The study sets out the main features of an enhanced governance for procuring, collecting and using the best available (scientific) evidence for EU decision-making. This is critical to protect citizens; restore public confidence in EU decision-making; and shape a regulatory framework that is conducive to innovation and economic growth.

The Lunch is hosted by Julie Girling MEP, in the framework of the European Parliamentary Working Group on Risk.


Draft agenda

  • Robert Schroeder, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas, European Commission – Scientific advice to the Commission: Progress so far and ways forward
  • Theodoros Karapiperis, Head of Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA), European Parliamentary Research Service – Committing to scientific evidence for better law-making. The European Parliament’s perspective
  • Marta Hugas, Chief Scientist, Executive Director Office, European Food Safety Agency– The future role of science and scientific advice in EU Regulation. EFSA’s contribution
  • Daniel DIETRICH, Professor of Toxicology, University of Konstanz – Delivering excellent science for public risk management decision
  • Dirk HUDIG, Secretary General, European Risk Forum – A new governance for science in the EU decision-making: Insights from the ERF


Please visit our event site to register (should the registration button not work, please register by sending an email to

  • Should you need accreditation/badge to access the EP please send us your full name, place of residence, place and date of birth and your passport / ID number. You will receive a confirmation by email
  • Participants who have requested a badge/accreditation: we will welcome you between 12:00 and 12:30 in the ex-info point on the side of Place du Luxembourg. On the left side of the Altiero Spinelli building (ASP) when viewed from Place du Luxembourg.
  • Participants should remember to have with them an Identification document to access the EP.
  • Participants who do not need a badge/accreditation: we will welcome you from 12:15-12:30 in the room: P7C050 in the (PHS) Paul-Henri Spaak building. If you have difficulties to find the room please meet us at in the ex-info point on the side of Place du Luxembourg and we will guide you from there.

How to get to the European Parliament? The nearest metro stations are Trône and Maalbeek. The Airport Bus n°12 and n°21 stop at Place du Luxembourg. The nearest railway station is Brussels-Luxembourg.


Specialised Nutrition Europe
Communications & Public Affairs Trainee
Membership intern
Friends of the Earth Europe
Finance Manager
The European Network Against Racism
Budget & Finance Officer
International Dairy Federation
Content Creator
EERA - The European Energy Research Alliance
Communications & Policy Internship
Peace Brigades International
Finance Compliance Consultant