Thursday, 4 May 2017

March for Science Belgium - We were there!

On Saturday 22 April there were Marches for Science organised all around the world. In fact over 600 places around the globe saw scientists and members of the public gathering together to stand up for science. Of course Brussels and Belgium were no exception and RSC Belgium chairman Tim Reynolds was involved with the organisation of the March for Science Brussels.

The event in Brussels took place from 2pm on Saturday April 22 at Place de l'Albertine close to Gare Centrale and the Mont des Arts in central Brussels. Our compere for the event was Flemish science comedian and TV star Lieven Scheire (pictured below with the European Commission's Director General for DG Research Robert-Jan Smits.


Our speakers included climate scientist Prof Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (below).


Sofie Vanthournout of Sense about Science (below),


Satu Lipponen emeritus president of EUSJA (the European Science Journalists Association)


and RSC Belgium member Cesar Alejandro Urbina Blanco (pictured left below)from Ghent University.


Some 600 people turned up to show their support for facts and that science-based evidence should be the basis for policy-making.


You can find more information and photos from the day on the March's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarchforScienceBE/

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