COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

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European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

The European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis (APPLY) improves the way European citizens understand, evaluate and contribute to public decision-making on such matters of common concern as climate change or energy policies. Addressing this need from a multidisciplinary perspective on argumentation, the APPLY Action identifies gaps between the citizens’, policymakers’ and scholarly experts’ argumentation, and explores ways of treating them.

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Figure 1. Gaps in public policy argumentation

Background

The Three Gaps

From a multidisciplinary perspective, the Action identifies three problematic aspects that we refer to as “the three gaps” (see Figure 1).

1. The gap between citizens’ and policymakers’ argumentation
2. The gap between normative theory and institutional practice
3. The gap between normative theory and citizens’ practice of argumentation

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Training School: Argument Mining and Argumentation-based Explainable AI

Training School: Argument Mining and Argumentation-based Explainable AI February 22 nd – 24 th 2023 Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus APPLY HERE until the 15th of January This Training School consists of two parts. The first part is dedicated to the topic of Argumentation Mining with the purpose of introducing the field of argumentation mining to the participants, exploring the…

The Rome workshop of all Working Groups

COST Workshop Rome, 27.09.2022 Università Roma Tre, Aula Verra, via Ostiense 234   The Rome workshop, which will take place on Tuesday 27.09.2022, will showcase some of the work recently conducted by Action members, notably through a presentation of its recently published collective volume titled The Pandemic of Argumentation (2022, Springer). The first half of the workshop will also feature talks…

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COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

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Andreia Domingues - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
NOVA - FCSH | Avenida de Berna, 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal
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