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WRR-Newsletter - December 2019

Colloquium on evidence-based policy making

Frans Brom, Council Secretary and Director of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) was invited to share his thoughts on how to strengthen the culture of evidence-based policymaking within the European Commission (EC) at a colloquium in Petten.

Colloquium on evidence-based policy making

Key note Frans Brom at JRC colloquium Petten
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WRR-Lecture 2020: Kate Crawford on the societal consequences of artificial intelligence

On Thursday 5 March 2020 Kate Crawford will give a lecture on the societal consequences of artificial intelligence in the Hague. Professor Crawford is one of the most renowned experts on this subject and she will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on public values and the conditions for the responsible use of this emerging technology.

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International conference puts socio-economic health differences in the spotlight

WRR board member Marianne de Visser was one of the keynote speakers at an international conference on socio-economic health differences held in Wageningen on 8 November 2019. The conference fits perfectly with the WRR’s latest English-language Policy Brief, ‘From disparity to potential: a realistic perspective on socio-economic health inequalities’.

International conference puts socio-economic health differences in the spotlight

Decorative image: Councilmember Marianne de Visser speaks at the Conference in Wageningen
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The future of the European Union

‘European variations are the key to cooperation’, argued Professor Ernst Hirsch Ballin at the first conference of the BRIDGE project, held in Dublin on 30 and 31 October.

The future of the European Union

Decorative image of Ernst Hirsch Ballin with the members of the Brexit Instiute in Dublin
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Finnish delegation visits the Netherlands

On Tuesday 29 October, the Netherlands Council for Scientific Government Policy (WRR) received a Finnish delegation that was visiting the Netherlands in the context of a benchmarking trip. The meeting, the theme of which was strategic science-based policy advice, was small scale and led to new insights in this field.

Finnish delegation visits the Netherlands

Decorative image: Finnish delegation visits the WRR
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WRR-analyses and advices available for an international audience

The Netherlands Council for Scientific Government Policy (WRR) and the international publisher Springer have launched a new series: Research for Policy. This series will feature internationally relevant studies that have been carried out by the WRR. After all, many issues that are of concern in the Netherlands do not simply cease to have any relevance at the border. WRR publications focus on reformulating policy objectives and opening new perspectives based on scientific research and analyses, and the WRR hopes that the Research for Policy series will enrich the public debate in other countries.

WRR-analyses and advices available for an international audience

Coverillustration of the book 'Why knowing what to do is not enough'
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We wish you an inspiring 2020!

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