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Questions of science – Echoes from the Science in Society Forum

Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


The keynote speakers at the Forum’s opening session set out a series of compelling reasons for improving the relationship between science and society. It is the public at large who confer on science its democratic legitimacy, and therefore keeping up a dialogue is imperative. It is the media and politicians who act as the interpreters in this dialogue – yet these different professions behave in different and sometimes inconsistent ways.
It is only by carrying out more science that Europe can preserve its prosperity, without sacrificing its social and environmental values. But to maintain public confidence, scientists need to present their data more clearly than ever before.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005, 32 pp. free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-69-05-359-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-9939-7
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