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!!SAPEA - ''Science Advice for Policy by European Academies''
__OFFICIAL SITE:__ [https://www.sapea.info]
!!The Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission
__The [Scientific Advice Mechanism|https://scientificadvice.eu] (SAM) provides independent scientific evidence and policy recommendations to the European institutions by request of the College of Commissioners.
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The SAM consists of three parts:__
!The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

The [Group of Chief Scientific Advisors|https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/strategy/support-policy-making/scientific-support-eu-policies/group-chief-scientific-advisors_en] is a key part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism. Their role is to provide independent scientific advice and policy recommendations to the College of European Commissioners to inform their decision-making, and thus contribute to the quality of EU legislation.
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The Group is composed of up to seven Advisors. They are chosen for their outstanding level of expertise, covering a wide range of scientific fields.
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The goal is to have a broad vision which collectively reflects an understanding of important scientific developments, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.


[SAPEA’s|https://www.sapea.info] role in the __Scientific Advice Mechanism__ is to provide independent, high-quality reviews of the evidence to inform the policy recommendations made by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
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SAPEA is a consortium of Academy Networks, funded by __Horizon Europe__, representing a large number of academies from different countries. Through these Networks, theybring together outstanding expertise from natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical, health, agricultural and social sciences, and the humanities.
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The coordination of Academia Europaea's involvement in the __SAPEA__ project is managed by the [Cardiff Knowledge Hub|http://aecardiffknowledgehub.wales/tag/sapea-project].

!The Secretariat

The __Scientific Advice Mechanism__ is supported by the SAM secretariat, established within the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
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This secretariat:

*acts as a liaison between the Advisors, SAPEA, and the European Commission
*analyses the policy background to the requests for advice
*supports the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors in their work
*works with SAPEA and the Advisors to communicate about the work of the SAM

*Titles of Advisors
**[Nicole Grobert|Member/Grobert_Nicole] MAE - Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors\\Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford
**Nebojša Nakićenović - Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors; Director of The World In 2050; Former director-general of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
**[Naomi Ellemers|Member/Ellemers_Naomi] MAE - Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors\\Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University
**Maarja Kruusmaa - Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors\\Professor of Biorobotics, Vice-rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)
**[Eric Lambin|Member/Lambin_Eric] MAE - Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors\\Professor of Geography and Sustainability Science, Université catholique de Louvain and Stanford University	
**Alberto Melloni - Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors\\Professor of History of Christianity, University of Modena/Reggio Emilia
**[Eva Zažímalová|Member/Zažímalová_Eva] MAE - Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors\\Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology, Czech Academy of Sciences

*Names of Academy Networks
**__Academia Europaea__ - a European non-governmental association acting as an academy
**[ALLEA|https://allea.org]  - The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities
**[FEAM|https://www.feam.eu] - The Federation of European Academies of Medicine
**[Euro-CASE|https://www.euro-case.org] - The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering
**[YASAS|https://yacadeuro.org/yasas] - the Young Academies Science Advice Structure
More information about the work of Scientific Advice Mechanism on the dedicated website: [Scientific Advice Mechanism|https://scientificadvice.eu]
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__General enquiries:__
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__Media enquiries:__
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The views and opinions expressed in our publications, including on this website, are those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union, the European Commission, or any funding authorities.\\
Within the Scientific Advice Mechanism, SAPEA is funded by the European Union. The activities of associated partners __Academia Europaea__ and [Cardiff University|https://www.cardiff.ac.uk] are funded by UKRI (grant number 10033786).
Spanning the disciplines of engineering, humanities, medicine, natural sciences and social sciences, __SAPEA__
(Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) brings together the outstanding knowledge and expertise of Fellows from over 100 Academies, Young Academies and Learned Societies in over 40 countries across Europe.
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Working closely with the [European Commission Scientific Advice Mechanism High Level Group of Scientific Advisors|https://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/index.cfm?pg=hlg] (HLG), __SAPEA__ provides timely, independent and evidence-based scientific expertise for the highest policy level in Europe and for the wider public.
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SAPEA is part of the [European Commission Scientific Advice Mechanism|https://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/index.cfm?pg=about] (SAM) which provides independent scientific advice to the College of European Commissioners to support their decision making. [Academia Europaea and SAM|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/SAM].
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The project is funded through a grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme running from November 2016-October 2020.
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The coordination of Academia Europaea's involvement in the __SAPEA__ project is managed by the [Cardiff Knowledge Hub|http://aecardiffknowledgehub.wales/tag/sapea-project].


*[Call for nominations of experts: Cross-sectoral evidence-based governance for One Health in the EU|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Cross-sectoral evidence-based governance]

*[Call for nomination of experts: 'Solar Radiation Modification'|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Solar Radiation Modification]

*[Are we Ready for the Next Cross-Border Health Crisis?|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/ARE WE READY FOR THE NEXT CROSS-BORDER HEALTH CRISIS] Webinar, May 8, 2023.

*[Apocalypse Tomorrow: What Should Scientists Do to Prepare for the Next Major Crisis?|Acad_Main/News_Archive/SAPEA Crisis Management Report]

*[Be prepared - can we forecast the next crisis and be ready to manage it?|Acad_Main/Past_Events/2011-present/CAN WE FORECAST THE NEXT CRISIS] SAPEA Webinar, April 17, 2023.

*[Energy efficiency: A science advice perspective|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Energy efficiency]. Webinar, Monday 28 March 2022.

*[SAPEA Call for nomination of experts: 'Strategic crisis management in the EU'|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Strategic crisis management in the EU]. Deadline: 27 August 2021. 

*[Biodegradable plastics: how do we engage with consumers and society?|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Biodegradable plastics] Webinar organized by the Cardiff Knowledge Hub. 21st May 2021.

*[Taking action on plastics pollution: Are biodegradable plastics the answer?|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Taking action on plastics pollution] Webinar, 4th February 2021.

*[Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Food policy at a time of crisis] 16th October 2020.

*[Science Advice – What works in a Crisis?|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Science Advice – What works in a Crisis?] In this webinar, chief science advisors, experts and staff of the European Commission reflect on how effectively Europe is rising to the challenge of Covid-19 and what lessons can be learned for the future. September 16, 2020.

*Sustainable food system webinars
**[Covid-19 and our food: How is the current crisis affecting how we eat?|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/SAPEA Food-based webinar series] July 2, 2020.

*[Sustainability Plan|Acad_Main/News_Archive/Sustainability Plan] published. The plan outlines SAPEA’s achievements since the consortium‘s inception in 2016, as well as establishing objectives for the future, highlighting four strategic priorities. June 2020.

*''[A Sustainable Food System for the EU|Acad_Main/News_Archive/A Sustainable Food System for the EU]'', SAPEA Evidence Review Report, published. 9 April 2020.

*[Making Sense of Science for Policy - panel discussion at University of Cambridge|Acad_Main/Past_Events/2011-present/Making Sense of Science for Policy], Magdalene College Cambridge, United Kingdom, 30 January 2020

*[Evidence in policymaking|Acad_Main/News_Archive/Evidence in policymaking], 27 September 2019

*Evidence Review Report: ''["Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty"|Acad_Main/News_Archive/New SAPEA Evidence Review Report]'', press release, 9 July 2019

*''[Transforming the Future of Ageing Report|Acad_Main/News_Archive/Transforming the Future of Ageing Report]'', 27 June 2019

*[Scientific advice on the topic Transforming the Future of Ageing|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Transforming the Future of Ageing], July 2018

*[Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts - SAPEA Call for Experts|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts], 18 June 2018

*[SAPEA provides evidence for the European Commission on Food from the Oceans|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Press release November 2017], press release, Thursday 30 November 2017

*''[Food from the Oceans|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Food from the Ocean]'', February 2017

*[European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/Science Advice for Policy by European Academies], December 13, 2017

*[Joint conference of the European Commission and International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)|Acad_Main/Activities/SAPEA/INGSA 2016], 29th-30th September 2016, Brussels
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[{Image src='flag_yellow_low.jpg' caption='' height='200' alt='' class='image_left'}] __The SAPEA project is part of the European Scientific Advice Mechanism and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 737432.__\\ 
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