REIsearch, a necessary bridge between citizens, researchers, and policy makers
How technology and media at the service of a broad European network can support evidence-based policy making in the 21st century.
REIsearch is being launched across 10 European Countries. A bridge that connects citizens, researchers and policy makers on topics linked to the scientific research and to societal challenges that Europe will face in the years to come.
REIsearch is promoted by Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy, launched seven years ago at the European Parliament by the former President of France Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and by Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, today Honorary President and President of the Institute.
"Innovation and new scientific discoveries are improving people's lives and making our economy more competitive. Science should be open and freed from its traditional ivory tower; to be discussed, submitted to critique and fed with new perspectives. That's why I warmly welcome efforts such as the REIsearch initiative to get Europeans engaged in the debate about science and research and inspire fresh ideas about how to solve some of our society's most pressing problems" commented the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
REIsearch wants to successfully overcome the challenge of connecting the experience of EU citizens and the expertise of EU researchers to support policy makers in taking decisions that will affect society as a whole.
The topic selected for the first initiative launched today is Chronic Diseases. The answers collected will allow policy makers across Europe to obtain useful and significant insight, expertise, and data on key issues in chronic disease management and prevention.