Is science separate from politics or is it an integral part of the political process? Does participating in the process lead to a bias of science and scientific procedures? Through which channels can scientists influence the decision-making process?
“When I took office in 2016, my first step was to admit that we did not know enough about the issue of demography, and that we needed to be educated in order to implement real change. To that end, we have established a very successful cooperation with the Centre for Demography of the Institute of Social Sciences on revising the strategies related to population policies.”
“The project wants to support and facilitate the embedding of the flow of scientific evidence into the policy cycle as a good practice. PERFORM considers it a priority to facilitate more spaces where social sciences and the political domain meet, exchange, interact and debate”, said PERFORM Manager, Dr Martin Dietz.
PERFORM will provide future support to the partners in developing publications and articles as well as future discussions on importance of scientific contribution to the political decision making.