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Conference on "Scientific expertise in European public policy"

A conference on "Scientific expertise in European public policy" will take place at the London School of Economics on 14-15 September 1994. It is organized by the European Commission, DG XII, in the framework of the European Forum for Science and Technology. Professor A. Ruber...

14 September 1994 - 14 September 1994
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A conference on "Scientific expertise in European public policy" will take place at the London School of Economics on 14-15 September 1994. It is organized by the European Commission, DG XII, in the framework of the European Forum for Science and Technology. Professor A. Ruberti (Commissioner, DG XII) will be addressing the conference.

The conference aims to examine the role of scientific expertise in public policy debates across Europe, its relationships within different political and administrative decision-making processes and the implications for problematic transboundary and global issues.

The conference will examine the following issues:

- Decision-making at a European level: What are its implications? Does the complexity of this process produce a special role for scientific experts?

- The influence of administrative and political cultures: How is scientific expertise conceived and used in different European countries? What is the effect of different relationships between science, the economy and society?

- The European style of using scientific expertise: In what ways does this differ from other parts of the world?.

- The geographical dimension: How can transboundary issues best be resolved? What are the global implications of European policy making?
For further information on the conference, please contact:

Mr Shiraz Oshidar
Department of Geography
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Tel. +44-71-9556813; Fax +44-71-9556814