Working Group 1 (WG1)
Science translation for policy and practice
The working group science translation for policy and practice is responsible for the production of the policy strategy of the cluster and the policy briefs.
The objectives of WG1 include:
– Synthesizing Scientific Knowledge: The translation of science to policy aims at compiling and synthesizing the existing scientific knowledge on the relationship between EMFs and human health. This involves reviewing and analysing research studies, epidemiological evidence, and experimental findings to identify key insights and establish a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
– Assessing Health Effects: The translation of science to policy is a process that seeks to assess the potential health effects associated with exposure to EMFs. This involves evaluating the strength of evidence, identifying causal relationships where possible, and determining the magnitude and nature of the risks, if any. This objective includes distinguishing between established health effects, areas of uncertainty, and areas requiring further research.
– Communicating Risks and Benefits: An important objective is to effectively communicate the risks and benefits of EMFs to policymakers and practitioners. This involves translating complex scientific information into accessible language, using clear and understandable terms, and providing context to facilitate informed decision-making.
– Informing Policy Development: After communicating risks and benefits to policymakers, it is necessary to provide to them evidence-based recommendations and guidelines regarding EMFs and health. This task involves identifying potential regulatory measures, strengthening standardization, and suggesting precautionary approaches to protect public health while considering technological advancements and societal needs.
– Identifying Research Gaps: The process of translating science to policy helps identify gaps in scientific knowledge and areas requiring further investigation. It can highlight the need for additional research, data collection, and methodological improvements to enhance the understanding of EMFs and their potential health impacts.
– Fostering Collaboration: One of the goals of this WG is to enhance collaboration between scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders. The WG also aims to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and knowledge exchange to bridge the gap between research findings and practical applications, ultimately promoting a coordinated and informed approach to EMFs and health.
Working Group Leaders
Working Group Contact Persons
Dr. Theo Samaras (SEAWave Coordinator)
Dr. Mònica Guxens (GOLiAT Coordinator)