European Parliament InfoHub, Brussels, Belgium

Closing Conference

The PERITIA project will conclude with a final event at the European Parliament Info Hub in Brussels on 4–5 May 2023, with a focus on ‘Research Insights for European Policymaking‘. Co-hosted by the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and the European Science Media Hub, experts on trust from the spheres of research and policy will gather to discuss the project’s results with an audience of European policymakers and other stakeholders in the field of science-driven policy.

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The event is open to the public and free of charge. Please register by clicking on the respective day! You can find the programme below. 

Registration for Day 1: 4 May  | Registration for Day 2: 5 May

In a world in which policy decisions are increasingly reliant upon scientific knowledge and evidence, trust in trustworthy expertise is crucial to the achievement of progress as well as to our well-being. We need experts to help policymakers and citizens take the correct decisions in such important matters as our health or climate change. Likewise, we need to empower policymakers and citizens to be able to recognise trustworthy expertise.

For the past three years, PERITIA has raised and addressed questions regarding the complex interrelationship of truth, trust, policy, and expertise. PERITIA and its project partners from nine European countries are now issuing an invitation to the final presentation of their research insights for European policymaking, to be held at the European Parliament InfoHUB in Brussels.


The event will feature keynotes by STOA Chair MEP Christian Ehler and Sir Peter Gluckman (ISC), a social simulation based on the findings of the project, a policy roundtable with experts in the field, reflections on our series of deliberative mini publics (‘citizens’ assemblies’) held in five European capitals, the launch of a Trustworthiness Toolkit, a Trust Data Hub for researchers and journalists, the project podcast ‘The Trust Race’, and, finally, an awards ceremony and roundtable for the winners of the Youth on Trust Awards competition among students from across Europe.

The Welcome, Keynotes, and Policy Roundtable sessions on Day 1 will all be available via livestream.

Location: European Parliament InfoHub, Esplanade Solidarność 1980, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.


Day 1 | 4 May | EP Info Hub | Register here!

13:00-13:15 Welcome | Maria Baghramian (PERITIA Project Lead) & Svetla Tanova (Coordinator ESMH) (Livestream)

13:15-13:45 Keynotes | Christian Ehler (MEP/STOA Chair) & Sir Peter Gluckman (ISC President) (Livestream)

13:45-16:00 PERITIA Climate Science Crisis Simulation | Centre for Systems Solutions

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-18:00 Policy Roundtable: PERITIA Research Insights for European Policymaking (Livestream)

  • Bobby Duffy (King’s College London/PERITIA)
  • Liam Delaney (London School of Economics/PERITIA)
  • Cathrine Holst (University of Oslo/PERITIA)
  • José van Dijck (University of Utrecht/PERITIA)
  • Katja Reppel (European Commission DG RTD)
  • David Mair (European Commission Joint Research Centre)
  • Moderator: Toby Wardman (SAPEA)

18:00-19:00 Reception/Cocktail

Day 2 | 5 May | EP Info Hub | Register here!

09:00-09:30 Welcome & Presentation: Democracy in Action – Introduction to Two Communication Flagship Initiatives of the European Parliament

09:30-10:00 Deliberative Mini Publics as a Tool for Citizen Engagement and Research on Trust in Science and Expertise

10:00-10:30 Trustworthiness Toolkit Using Social Indicators of Trust

10.30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 ‘The Trust Race’ Podcasts

11:30-12:15 Youth on Trust Awards Ceremony & Roundtable

12:15-12:30 Wrap-Up & Goodbye



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