Key-note speech by Joachim H. Spangenberg.
The 2nd EMEG meeting in Sousse, Tunisia, from 22nd to 23rd September 2014, focuses on the Euro-Mediterranean policy dialogue on research and innovation.
But what are the basis for a real policy dialogue that connects Science, Policy and Society?
In dealing with the topics addressed by the MedSpring Project – food security, water scarcity, and renewable energies – the contribution of the research communities, policy-makers and society is fundamental to identify the real needs and to design effective policies to tackle common challenges in the Mediterranean region.
The key-note speech by Joachim H. Spangenberg will provide some guidance in defining variables for a successful implementation on R&I in Euro-Mediterranean Countries.
Joachim H. Spangenberg holds a PhD in Economics, a BSc in Ecology and a MSc in Biology and he currently works at Sustainable Europe Research Institute SERI Germany. From this multi-disciplinary background and thanks to his high level working experience, Joachim will guide us through the themes of building a Policy Dialogue for Science in, for and with Society.
Among others, Joachim's contribution has contributed to frame the discussion around sustainability:
“Using the Prism of Sustainability, the concept—although rather complex—can easily be communicated and used as a tool for gathering public support for sustainability policies. The prism simplifies matters by structuring them, but avoids the oversimplification inherent to aggregate indices” (Joachim H. Spangenberg, 2002. Environmental space and the prism of sustainability: frameworks for indicators measuring sustainable development. Ecological Indicators 2, 295–309).
The key-note speech "A Policy Dialogue for Science in, for and with Society" by Joachim H. Spangenberg will be live-streamed on the 23rd September, h: 9.00 (Tunisian time).
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