In November, the group teamed up with Policy Horizon Canada
in order to provide an online training workshop on Strategic Foresight addressed to GYA members and alumni, as well as to National Young Academy members. For details see here
Group co-lead Alison Flynn
(University of Ottawa, Canada) participated in an INGSA Workhop on science advice and leadership in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, in October. A workshop report can be found here
Prior to the GYA Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists 2019, a pre-conference workshop on science advice
for early to mid-career researchers and scientists was held at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH
), in cooperation with this GYA working group and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA
Working group co-lead Clarissa Rios
(Peru) represented the GYA at the 2019 annual ‘Science meets Parliaments’ conference at the European Parliament in Brussels in February 2019. This event, organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), gathered policy-makers, scientists and professionals working at the interface of science and policy. Read more here
2018 INGSA Conference
In November 2018, members of the group participated in the biennial conference of the International Network for Government Science Advice
(INGSA) in Tokyo, Japan. For a brief report see here
2018 Summer School
The group co-organised an Evidence and Policy Summer School
together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in Laxenburg, Austria, in September 2018. The summer school's theme was "The role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European neighbourhood". It focused on the role of population and migration for sustainable development in the European Neighbourhood, and it was aimed at early- to mid-career scientists interested in how to achieve impact on policy-making, as well as at policymakers interested in how to commission and use research in their daily work.
One of the panel sessions, “Discussion with Scholars At Risk”, was moderated by GYA member and co-lead of the At-Risk Scholars Initiative
, Karly Kehoe
(Canada). It was a collaboration between the GYA and the Young Academy of Scotland
(YAS) and offered at-risk professionals a platform for highlighting how their personal and professional lives have been affected by their forced displacement. The panelists were Pinar Aksu (YAS member), Mohammed Almahfali (GYA mentee), and Özge Yaka (GYA mentee). Session participants were instructed to treat the first half of the session as a listening exercise and to consider how the experiences of the speakers fit within the broader context of migration and demographic change in Europe.
Following this, the audience was then tasked with breaking up into groups and discussing a number of policy recommendations that emerged from the GYA’s Global Migration and Human Rights
working group’s Global Individual Responsibility Symposium
held in Munich, Germany, in April 2018. The purpose of this exercise was twofold: firstly, to encourage discussion about migrant integration between policy makers, migrants and researchers; secondly, to capture the advice and comments made by the policymakers to ensure that the recommendations being included in the GMHR working group’s forthcoming report, Global Individual Responsibility: The Role of the Citizen in Refugee Integration
are as concrete as possible.
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GYA members Cristina Blanco Sío-López
(UK) and Clarissa Ríos
(Peru) facilitated a master class on "Human Mobility and European integration: From Qualitative Approaches to Citizens' Engagement".
Report: Broadening the scope of science advice