Science Advice in Denmark and the Nordic Countries

Organized jointly by Aalborg University (AAU) and the International Network for Government Science Advice Held on 26-27 April, 2017, at The Carlsberg Academy, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 15, 1799 Copenhagen V


Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26TH

09:00-09:30

Registration, coffee and tea

09:30-09:45

Welcome by Per Michael Johansen
Rector, Aalborg University

Introduction from the moderator David Budtz Pedersen
Director, Humanomics Research Centre

09:45-10:30

Keynote by Prof. James Wilsdon
University of Sheffield. Vice-Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)

A Global Outlook on the Science-Policy Interface

10:30-11:15

Keynote by David Mair
Head of Unit, Science Advice to Policy, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Skills for the science-to-policy interface

11:15-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:15

Keynote by Jens Oddershede
University of Southern Denmark, Chair of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR)

The Danish Ecosystem for Governmental Science Advice

12:15-13:15

Lunch

13:15-13:30

Reflection by Flemming Besenbacher
Chairman. Carlsberg Foundation

A Foundation Perspective on Scientific Social Responsibility

13:30-14:00

Reflection by Søren Brostrøm
MD, PhD, MPA, Director General, Danish Health Authority

The Crisis of Health Advice and What to Do About It

14:00-14:30

Reflection by Vibeke Borberg
Head of Research, Department at the Danish School of Media and Journalism

Balancing Facts and Values in Science Media Coverage

14:30-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-16:30

INGSA case study: “Powering change: Immigration, labour and social cohesion in a resource town”

Moderator: Prof. James Wilsdon, University of Sheffield

16:30-17:00

Reflection by Henrik Wegener
Rector, University of Copenhagen

The Role of Universities in Delivering Science Advice

17:00-17:30

Reception

THURSDAY APRIL 27TH (CONSULTATION EVENT)

09:00-09:30

Coffee and tea

09:30-10:00

Introduction by Prof. Marc Saner
University of Ottawa & Inaugural Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy

The INGSA Principles for Science Advice

10:00-10:15

Discussion lead by Prof. Maja Horst
University of Copenhagen, Member of Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy

10:15-11:30

Consultation on INGSA principles of governmental science advice

Moderated by Prof. Marc Saner
University of Ottawa

11:30-12:30

Lunch and departure