The Royal Society of Edinburgh recognises, supports and mobilises expertise from across academia, business and public service for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world. Our Fellows from academia, business and public service are among the most distinguished in their fields.
We engage and connect nationally and internationally to share knowledge and tackle the most pressing challenges of the modern world. As Scotland’s National Academy, we provide independent expert advice to government and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.
The RSE’s Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission aims to support a better future for Scotland and to build a fairer and more resilient society, through addressing both immediate challenges and longer-term policy and practice questions.
What does a resilient Scotland look like and what threats and challenges does Scotland face in the future? How do we prepare for this?
Data, Evidence and Science
What does Covid teach us about how data, evidence and science is accessed, used and communicated by Governments? How can we use this learning to enhance Scotland’s ability to effectively use data, evidence and science?
Inclusive Public Service
What can we learn in terms of practices, approaches and outcomes of those delivering person-centred public service across Scotland? What change is possible in the near future?
Public Debate and Participation
How have the public been informed and engaged in Scotland’s Covid-19 experience? How do we build on this experience to improve the quality of public debate and increase the impact of public participation in decision making?
Key findings and recommendations from the Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission
The Commission launched a report, making several recommendations for decision-makers to support Scotland’s Covid recovery.
An illuminating and entertaining conversation between award-winning actor and comedian Janey Godley and Kirsty Wark FRSE, discussing the ways in which communication has become important during the pandemic.
Professor Niamh Nic Daéid talks about using the learning from the Covid-19 pandemic to enhance Scotland’s ability to effectively utilise data, evidence, and science in preparing for and responding to future challenges.
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