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WRR-Newsletter - July 2020

ESAF meeting on scientific advice during the COVID-19 crisis

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, the European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF) organized a virtual meeting in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting focused on lessons that can be learned from the crisis for providing strategic scientific advice.

ESAF meeting on scientific advice during the COVID-19 crisis

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WRR and COVID-19

In times of crisis, it is crucial for the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy to make its expertise available and to be an valuable partner in ongoing discussions. To this end, the WRR has set up a 'WRR and COVID-19' page on the website where news, publications and other relevant information on the subject are made available to others.

WRR and COVID-19

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WRR discusses artificial intelligence with French National Academy of Technologies

WRR researchers Erik Schrijvers and Haroon Sheikh spoke recently with members of the Ethics Committee of the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) about artificial intelligence. In 2019 that committee issued an advisory note on big data and ethics. The conversation addressed the debate about AI in France and the Netherlands, as well as questions around data ownership, regulation and market surveillance.

WRR discusses artificial intelligence with French National Academy of Technologies

Translation of security report published in Springer series

 “An effective Dutch security policy has to respond to the international interdependence of our society,” states the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) in its report entitled Veiligheid in een wereld van verbindingen. The WRR and international publisher Springer have now translated this publication into English and made it available for an international audience. Security in an Interconnected World: A Strategic Vision for Defence Policy is the third title to be issued in the Research for Policy series.

Translation of security report published in Springer series

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