AAAS, 10h00 – 11h30, Friday 17th February 2017, Hynes Convention Center,Boston, USA.

Session Summary:

This talk unveils the Brussels Declaration, a 20-point blueprint for a new set of ethics & principles to inform work at the boundary between science, society and policy. It makes the case for a multi-disciplinary approach encouraging greater integrity and accountability among stakeholders. It brings together the findings from a series of 5 consultation events and symposia at global conferences from 2012-16, in which more than 300 individuals from 35 countries examined the science of science-policy-making.

Science Forum South Africa, 15h30 – 17h00, Thursday 9th December 2016, South Africa.

Session Summary:

This session announces to the world the findings of over 350 individuals who came together annually over five-years in Brussels, independently of the EU, to codify a unique set of ethics and principles to inform work at the boundary of science, society and public policy. What makes this body of work unique is that it stands alone, anchored by the real-life experiences of ‘bottom-up’ stakeholders from science and society, not ‘top-down’ elites.

Seoul, Korea.

Session Abstract:

Just as a pile of bricks is not a house, science without proper public engagement remains incomplete. The public plays a critical role in determining what positions policy-makers will take on issues like GMOs, nuclear energy etc. but are they at all consulted about introducing driverless cars or the smart technology collection by supermarkets of our purchase history? This session takes a closer look at the headlong rush into new technologies impacting all our lives.

Towards Ethics & Principles of Science-Policy Making


As we now approach our concluding, multi-stakeholder engagement meeting in Manchester, we would like to reiterate some of the core principles and thinking around this five-year experiment, while updating you on our working process, the programme and participants for Sunday 24th July.