Projects and Partners

INGSA has a long history of working in Europe with a diverse set of partners. In 2016, the European Commission hosted the 2nd International Conference on Science Advice to Governments, setting up an ongoing and productive relationship between INGSA and Europe.

In recognition of Europe’s diversity, INGSA-Europe has undertaken a foundational project on the role of language, culture, and context in science advice – the INCLUSIVE Project. See more below.

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Project: INCLUSIVE – Language, Culture, and Context

Project summary 

To support the development of its new Chapter in Europe, INGSA launched The INfluence of Culture and LangUages on Science adVice in Europe’ or ‘INCLUSIVE’ project in January 2023. The project aimed to explore how language, culture and context affects the provision and use of scientific evidence in Europe and to consider any implications for future practice and research. Cultural and linguistic factors may lead to sources of knowledge being ignored when advice is being prepared, or advice being less effective in informing decisions than it could be. The project aimed to build on existing extensive research about science advisory mechanisms in a range of sectors and European languages alongside first hand accounts from practitioners and academic experts. 

This project was organised by INGSA in association with the International Public Policy Observatory  (IPPO) at University College London and funded by the Québec government and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. The project and development of the INGSA-Europe chapter has been led by Dr Claire Craig (INGSA Vice-President, Evidence), co-ordinated by Rokia Ballo (PhD candidate, UCL STS) and supported by the project’s expert pan-European advisory board and MPA students from UCL’s science, technology, engineering and public policy department (STEaPP). 

INGSA has a strong history of producing work that is close to both research and practice. Building on this approach, the INCLUSIVE project commissioned a series of rapid reviews of the available evidence about the ways language and culture can impact discussions between scientists, policymakers and the public. The reviews include learnings from industry, policy and research from several European countries and languages. 

Access the documents in the right sidebar to explore the evidence that informed the INCLUSIVE project’s activities.


Findings from INGSA Europe’s INCLUSIVE project. The report pairs reviews of some of the relevant literature on language, culture, science advice and negotiation with first-hand accounts from practitioners, policymakers and researchers who engaged with the project across its duration.

Literature Review 1

A Rapid Systematic Literature Review of the Influence of Language and Culture on Science Advice by: Itegbeyogene Patrick Ezekiel, PhD – University College London, Department of Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy

Literature Review 2

INGSA INCLUSIVE project evidence review – The Impact of language choice and culture in policy and science advice in Europe: A view from Linguistics and Translation studies by: Géraldine Bengsch, PhD – University of York, Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Literature Review 3

INGSA INCLUSIVE project evidence review – Exploring the role of language, culture and translation in policy negotiations: A view from International Relations and Political Science by: Nathan Alan-Lee – University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies

INGSA-Europe Collaboration Partners

European Commission – Joint Research Centre & DG Research and Innovation

From the very beginning of INGSA, we have had a close working relationship with the European Commission – largely through the Joint Research Centre and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (including the European Commission Science Advice Mechanism).

INGSA greatly values the ongoing support and collaboration with European Commission. In 2016, the European Commission hosted INGSA’s 2nd international conference.

University College LondonUCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)

INGSA would like to recognise UCL for the long term partnerships and support that has enabled diverse and fruitful projects and collaboration. From working together via the International Public Policy Observatory, to working with many of the exceptional individual researchers on issues such as Legislative Science Advice and Science Diplomacy, there remain strong ties between INGSA and STEaPP.

Find Out More About INGSA-Europe’s Events and Projects

Projects, reports, workshops, and opportunities for the development of science advice in Europe – see the list of activities that INGSA-Europe has undertaken and find out what opportunities are on the horizon.