PERITIA invited researchers, policymakers, and media representatives to the presentation of results from survey data on public attitudes towards national governments, science, and media across six European countries: Germany, the UK, Ireland, Poland, Italy, and Norway. Participants are invited to discuss what the collected data tells us about how people relate to science and scientific experts, with a special focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and climate research.
The survey results will assist in evaluating the extent to which engagement with science and trust in experts present unique or overlapping challenges for the different countries. In a world increasingly relying on knowledge and scientific evidence, trust in trustworthy expertise and public institutions is crucial to achieve progress and well-being, and to tackle the enormous challenges of the 21st century.
Dr Paul Stoneman, The Policy Institute, King’s College London
Dr Finlay Malcolm, The Policy Institute, King’s College London
Prof Maria Baghramian, PERITIA Project Leader and Coordinator (moderator)
The event is organised by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, in collaboration with PERITIA (Policy, Expertise and Trust), a multidisciplinary EU-funded project investigating public trust in expertise.