SAPEA - Science Advice for Policy by European Academies#
In 2015, the European Commission set up a new Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), to support the Commission with high-quality, timely and independent scientific advice for policymaking. It draws on a wide range of expertise, including a High-Level Group of independent scientific advisors. The SAM Unit in the Commission has sought a closer relationship with the European academies and is keen to see improved networking and coordination between them.
Through the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project, a consortium of five pan-European academies will work together to produce scientific advice for policy and develop shared knowledge resources. Academia Europaea is one of the consortium partners and the Cardiff Knowledge Hub will deliver most of the required work on its behalf. SAPEA starts in autumn 2016 and is a four-year project.
The coordination of Academia Europaea's involvement in the SAPEA project is managed by the Cardiff Knowledge Hub.
- Food from the Oceans, February 2017
- Joint conference of the European Commission and International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), 29th-30th September 2016, Brussels