Europa Policy Lab: Which Degree of Integration Between Science and Public Policy? Food Safety in France

Europa Policy Lab: Which Degree of Integration Between Science and Public Policy? Food Safety in France

This Europa Policy Lab is presented with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Promoted as a guarantee of neutrality and rigour, the dissociation between the risk assessment and risk management phases has an impact on the effectiveness of risk and safety public policies. It is certainly necessary to distinguish in their roles and functions the actors allocated to these two phases. However, it would be a misconception to believe that the questions of expertise are neutral and have no impact on risk assessment, management and governance.

Professor Merad will discuss integration between science and public policy on the example of food safety regulations in France.

Professor Myriam Merad is a CNRS Research Director at UMR LAMSADE, Dauphine University, France. She leads research in risk governance and decisions in safety, security, health and environment. Professor Merad is primarily interested in expertise framing, policy analytics and participative/deliberative decision analysis. She is the author of six books in French on decision aiding, expertise and risk assessment and management; concertation and mediation in environment; and managing the organisational change of sustainable development, as well as three upcoming books in English and French. Professor Merad has contributed to different national guidelines and legislations in the field of safety and sustainability. She has written more than 50 papers for scientific journals and conferences, and has participated in 80 conferences and seminars. Furthermore she has co-organised more than 30 technical and scientific seminars, conferences and meetings.

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Date & time

Wed 03 Apr 2019, 11.30am–1pm


The Nye Hughes Room, ANU Centre for European Studies, The Australian National University, Building #67C, 1 Liversidge Street Acton ACT 2601


Professor Myriam Merad, Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France


ANU Centre for European Studies
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