The Eu-SPRI Forum seeks to engage directly with policy makers and to strengthen the interface with other scientific disciplines.

In 2021 a new stakeholder advisory board was created to help fulfil this mission. The Executive Committee of the Forum holds regular meetings with the strategic advisory board and at the annual conference each year there is a special strategic advisory board session where members of the Forum can engage with the members of the advisory board in lively discussion of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy topics. 

Working with the Executive Committee and in interactions with Forum members the stakeholder advisory board will provide advice, based on the latest policy developments, on the strategic direction of Eu-SPRI.  Board members will act as ambassadors of Eu-SPRI, promoting the work of the Forum and its events. This will strengthen the interface between Eu-SPRI researchers and the policy – making community. The advisory board members are working with the executive committee to develop a range of initiatives that will promote opportunities for collaboration between researchers, policy makers and stakeholders so that research is anchored in policy needs and conducted within policy activities. The Policy Dialogues Demonstrator (P2D) is the first Eu-SPRI Forum Initiative to support this mission.

Our Stakeholder Advisory Board members are:

Philippe Larrue, policy analyst at the Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD

A black & white image of a manIan Hughes, Senior Researcher at the MaREI Centre, University College, Cork

Tatiana Fernandez Sirera, Head of Economic Promotion at the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance

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Kai Husso, Head of Policy and Projects at Research and Innovation Policy Council of Finland

Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Professor Lund University

To view former Stakeholder Advisory Board members, please click here.

 

Towards new types of linkages between science policy researchers, stakeholders and policymakers

Eu-SPRI Stakeholder Advisory Board reflection paper
January 2024
 

This report has been prepared and drafted by the members of the EuSPRI Stakeholder Advisory Board. The members want to thank the EuSPRI Executive Committee members for insightful discussions and feedback on earlier drafts. Valuable inputs were also provided by the members of the EuSPRI community at large, during dedicated SAB sessions at the EuSPRI Conference 2022 and 2023 and via the survey launched in 2022.

The SAB is composed of:

  • Antti Pelkonen, Science Specialist at Prime Minister’s Office
  • Tatiana Fernandez Sirera, Head of Economic Promotion at the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Philippe Larrue, Policy Analyst at the Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD (Chair)
  • Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Professor Lund University
  • Christian Naczinsky, Head of Department for EU and OECD Research Policy, Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Please download the Stakeholder Advisory Board reflection paper here: Eu-SPRI SAB reflection paper January 2024