May 20, 2021

The second part of the course dedicated to a selection of Italian representatives to the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee took place from 4 to 6 May 2021.

The course was scheduled to take place over four days in May 2020 at the Angevin Castle in Gaeta. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the appointment was postponed to November, with the hope that the course could be held in person. In November 2020, three modules were presented remotely due to the restrictions imposed, and the remaining modules in May 2021.

Participants were provided with all the teaching aids and the start of a collaborative process that will enable support in finding solutions to the complex challenges facing decision-makers.

The news as published on the CNR website:

Nov. 20, 2020

On November 5th, the first school for Italian representatives at the European Parliament and at the European Economic and Social Committee has been held.

Due to the emergency Covid-19, the first three modules have been implemented on-line, addressing the anthropology, game theories and risks.

The course will be completed in spring 2021, when we hopefully will be allowed to implement the lessons in an additional 3-day run.

News of the event on the CNR webpage:

July 20, 2020

School4SID: Science to support decisions, towards a training for communicators
On 8 September 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shool4SID is organising an exploratory seminar to assess the involvement of journalists and communicators in the training offer aimed at promoting a scientific approach to decision-making and negotiation.

The media play a key role in shaping citizens' opinions and influencing political decisions.

During the meeting, which will be held remotely, the general objectives of School4SID will be presented, two examples of typical lectures, psychology and game theory will be given, and features and proposals for possible joint training courses will be discussed with some journalists. The participants' interventions will enrich the debate.

In order to participate and receive the instructions for the link, it is necessary to register at this link by September 2nd 2020.

Program attached

For info:

Margherita Cappelletto

Feb. 1, 2020

School4SID is included as the focus of the third episode of "Brussels Talk", the podcast of the 5 Star Movement Europe. The MEP Daniela Rondinelli talks with the guest in the studio, Pier Francesco Moretti, about how science can support the political decision-making process.

The podcast about the meeting can be accessed here:

link facebook e spotify (in italian)

Jan. 20, 2020

The Brussels office of the CNR organised a meeting at the European Parliament, where the concept promoted by the School4SID project in the wider context of decision support processes was discussed in the presence of MEPs. The meeting was addressed to all Italian representatives of the Parliament, with the participation of the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the diplomatic world and the scientific community.

Among the participants, representatives from JPI Climate, from the S4D4C project, and italian MEPs and their assistans from multiple parties.


The programme for the day included two sample presentations on Cognitive Biases by Laura Macchi and Game Theory by Roberto Natalini, and was followed by a round table discussion moderated by Luca Moretti with the participants,