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T.I.C. at EU fact-checking science seminar

1 February 2018

On an overcast day in late January T.I.C. Secretary General Emma Wickens attended a seminar in Brussels, Belgium, that examined the importance of scientific fact-checking in the process of creating government policy. The event was sponsored by the Nickel Institute.

This event was an opportunity to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Monograph by the European Risk Forum on Scientific Evidence and the Management of Risk. Read the full study 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 discussion was led by a panel of six specialists, hosted by MEP Julie Girling and attended by around 100 delegates.

Photos: Schuman Associates

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