Science for the Environment – Event at The Hague on October 18th

Science for the Environment – Event at The Hague on October 18th

Update: The event “Science for the environment” is sold out – You can still try your luck and join us at House of Europe for the afternoon session. In case there will be seats available you can join the audience. [ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING AN ID CARD / PASSPORT]
The evening event “Eumans in action event” at 6pm at Schlemmer – Lange Houtstraat 17 is free entrance, so you can just show up and join us.
Science for Democracy is organising a public event to discuss what science and politics can jointly do for the living environment with prominent academics, European activists and politicians.

 

Climate change believers vs climate change deniers; environmental facts vs apocalyptic narratives; evidence-based debates vs consensus-driven policies: the dialogue between science and society has never been more complex.

On October 18th, we will discuss what science and politics can jointly do for the living environment with prominent academics, international activists and European politicians at The House of Europe in The Hague.

After the conference we will meet with Marco Cappato and Marco Perduca, co-founders of Science for Democracy, for an informal session on political activism.

The House of Europe has a limited number of seats available – register here!

The provisional programme for the event is as follows:

Afternoon Session 



Science for the environment: Knowledge and Action

Time: 1.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Venue: The House of Europe – Korte Vijverberg 5, 2513 AB Den Haag, the Netherlands

13.30 – 13.45 Registration

13.45 – 13.55 Welcome speech

Marco Perduca, former Italian Senator, founder and co-chair of Science for Democracy

13.55 – 14.10 Keynote speech

Tom van der Lee, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, GroenLinks

14.10 – 15.25 First roundtable: Evidence-based policymaking

moderator: Claudia Basta, researcher, Science for Democracy co-founder

speakers:

  • Claire Dunlop, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Exeter
  • Katharine Rietig, Assistant Professor in International Politics, Newcastle University
  • Russel Duncan, Associate Professor in environmental policy, University of Exeter
  • Edwin Zaccai, Professor in Sustainable Development, Université Libre de Bruxelles

15.25 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 15.55 Keynote speech

15.55 – 17.10 Second roundtable: Political actions to fight climate change. The bridge between European Citizens Initiatives and Representative Democracy 


moderator: Virginia Fiume, coordinator of Eumans

speakers:

  • Matthijs Sienot, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, D66
  • Colombe Cahen-Salvador, co-founder and policy lead Volt Europe
  • Federica Sabbati, vice president European Movement and coordinator of +Europa Bruxelles
  • Timothee Galvaire, member of the committee of the European Citizens Iniziative Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe
  • Martina Helmlinger, member of the committee of the European Citizens Initiative Grow Scientific Progress
  • Carlo Maresca, member of the committee of the European Citizens Initiative A price for carbon to fight climate change
  • Thomas Eitzenberger, member of the committee of the Fridays for Future European Citizens Initiative

17:10 – 17.20 Conclusions & ideas for future action

Marco Cappato, former MEP, founder and co-chair of Science for Democracy

 

Evening networking event

European decisions need European participation 
Join the conversation with Marco Cappato 


Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Venue: Schlemmer – Lange Houtstraat 17, 2511 CVDen Haag, the Netherlands

No registration required

An informal conversation with Italian nonviolent leader and former MEP Marco Cappato, to discuss how a mobilisation of European citizens should pave the way for an ecological transformation of the European Union. 

Promoters of European Citizens Initiatives, scientists, activists, active citizens are all invited to share ideas and discuss different techniques of mobilisation.

You can register for the afternoon session here.