On 7 September 2021, the JRC – jointly with the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) – organised a satellite event on “Science advice for energy policy: who’s afraid of epistemic diversity?” linked to the 4th International Conference on Science Advice to Government.

The session sought to address the question “What are the challenges in organising, generating and absorbing interdisciplinary science for policy?”, as experienced in the complex field of energy policy.

In the interactive format of a “fishbowl” panel, with a regularly changing panel composition, Jacopo Torriti and other academic experts from different disciplines engaged with policymakers and audience members to discuss lessons from their practice of advising policymakers.

The podcast of the event is available here.

European Commission website link is available here.