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Knowledge and democracy – why evidence matters

Instead of being closely connected, science, politics and the people are more estranged than ever. How can we change that? Here are some proposals.

How are policies made? Ideally by weighing the facts and taking the most sensible decision. Reality looks different: data is often ignored or skewed by our biases.

Find out more on evidence for policy.

The European Commission’s priorities:

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