Third Flemish Binoculars Symposium

The third edition of the Flemish Binoculars Symposium, entitled ‘Why and how to explore the future? And what role does science play in that regard?’ took place on Tuesday 13 June. The symposium focused on three themes that also touch on the work of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR): climate security & food, expert government, and culture, arts, media and youth. Following an introduction by WRR chair Corien Prins, three thematic sessions took place in which the WRR provided a keynote contribution. This was followed by a panel debate on how greater emphasis could be placed on long-term policy in Flanders. The closing address was given by Jet Bussemaker, chair of the Council for Public Health & Society.

Enlarge image foto tijdens Derde Vlaams Verrekijkerssymposium
Image: ©WRR

The symposium was arranged in broad consultation with the WRR and organized with the support of the Flanders Fund for Scientific Research and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.

Read more (Dutch only): Verrekijkerssymposium ‘Waarom en hoe de toekomst verkennen? En welke rol speelt de wetenschap daarin?’ | Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (