Who gets heard? Scientific experts at the Parliament

How do scientific insights find their way into parliament? Researchers in Switzerland often do not have a clear answer to this question. A new publication by the Swiss Young Academy provides practical tips, insights and background information on the legislative process. This orientation guide is intended to enable (young) scientists to successfully contribute their knowledge to parliamentary deliberations.

The publication follows the following guiding questions: according to which criteria are scientific experts invited by the committees? How are these hearings held? Why is science involved in parliamentary work? What makes scientific experts credible? What is the attitude of politicians towards scientific experts who get involved in political debates? And how can scientific experts effectively contribute their expertise to the committees?

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