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Euro‐CASE Guidelines on advising policy makers and society

Approved by the Euro‐CASE board, May 2013

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Euro‐CASE, the European Council of
Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering, gives evidence‐based advice to policy makers and society

The analyses and recommendations provided by Euro‐CASE are intended to help policy makers reach sound and substantive decisions on scientific and technological issues, and to inform society on current and future challenges.
 
Through its member academies, Euro‐CASE has access to the top academic and industrial engineering expertise across Europe. It can use this resource to provide impartial, independent and balanced advice on technological issues with a clear European dimension, both to European Institutions and to the national governments of European countries.

As well as formulating policy advice on its own initiative, Euro‐CASE will provide advice in response to requests from policy makers within Europe, on the understanding that the resulting advice will be evidence‐based, objective, independent of bias, politically neutral, and in the interests of the common good.

Throughout its investigation of policy issues, its development of recommended courses of action, and its communication of results, Euro‐CASE is governed by well‐established codes and rules of procedure. Any publication bearing the name of Euro‐CASE is authorized by the organisation’s Board, which consists of highly distinguished European engineers. This ensures a high degree of technical quality and political independence.

Moreover, Euro‐CASE adheres on all occasions to the principles of truthfulness, independence and transparency. This results in the following guidelines for Euro‐CASE, its policy advisory bodies, its experts, and
its clients:

  • (1) Euro‐CASE ensures that the advice given to policy and society is based on the most up‐to‐date technical knowledge available.
  • (2) All those involved in a project are required to disclose any interests that could cast doubt upon their impartiality.
  • (3) A review process ensures that the results derived from Euro‐CASE projects are in line with the best available technical knowledge, and that they take all relevant issues into consideration.
  • (4) All results will be published once they have been reviewed. Publications will reveal the process of how the results were achieved, the source of funding for the project, and the names and institutional ties of all those involved. Euro‐CASE itself will determine the date and scope of publication.
  • (5) Euro‐CASE will regularly publish information about its activities and the advice it offers to policy makers and society.
  • (6) Should a project be commissioned from Euro‐CASE by another body, Euro‐CASE insists that the results be made public and that the client presents the results in a well‐balanced way.
  • (7) Euro‐CASE is partly financed through the annual contributions of its member academies. Euro‐CASE guarantees that any additional form of funding such as donations or contributions from public bodies has no effect on the scientific independence of its studies’ results or its recommendations to policy makers and society.

 
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