ESOF2020 recorded session: The role of science in global response to crises: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

The recorded video of the session on “The role of science in global response to crises: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic” held at ESOF2020 in Trieste and organised by EuroScience is now freely available online.

Science played a key role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly in the form of political advice on measures but also in the development of treatments and vaccines. The impact science had during those times varied between the countries and continents. A panel including the heads of important science organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia took a critical look on the role of science, debated its impact in the early days of the pandemic and tried to formulate recommendations how science could contribute in the creation of a resilient societies.

List of speakers:

  • Hamaguchi Michinari – Japan Science and Technology Agency President
  • Michael Matlosz, EuroScience President
  • Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation of South Africa
  • Gail Cardew / Moderator – Vice-President of EuroScience