During the 2013 European Risk Summit, MEP Julie Girling called for
Member States to work together to promote science and evidence based
solutions to policy making. Ms Girling believes there should be a focus
on creating reports which are substantiated with science, and not
through ‘emotive arguments and political pressure’.
Ms Girling currently sits on the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety; the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
As a well – established policymaker with particular experience in the area of risk and science, Ms Girling spent her last parliamentary term working on a number of legislative files covering areas such as chemicals, biodiversity, food safety, and agriculture and fisheries reform. In September 2012, she launched the informal working group on risk-based policy-making in the European Parliament. This initiative sought to examine the role scientific evidence and risk assessment play in EU decision-making.
She hopes to continue her work on science-based policy-making as the Co-Chair of the working group on Research and Innovation for the European Parliament's Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Join us at the British Chamber’s offices for lunch on September 23 to hear from Ms Girling and to learn more about the importance of risk- and science-based policymaking in the new Parliamentary term.
You can register via the British Chamber website: www.britishchamber.be
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