Beyond the Deficit Model: Knowledge Management for Policy

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
David Mair, European Commission DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium, Belgium
A world of a super-abundance of knowledge from sources of variable quality, where complexity has increased exponentially, trust in authorities has diminished and "post-fact" politics appears to be on the rise, raises new challenges for policy-makers and the scientists who want to provide evidence. To have a policy impact, science needs to move from an arms-length, fragmented delivery of knowledge towards an iterative, collaborative, holistic approach and just-in-time delivery of evidence. This means new skills & tools, better understanding of evidence/policy interface.