!!!AE and partners issue a common statement welcoming the Commission's proposals for a new Science Advisory Mechanism (SAM)
__PRESS STATEMENT - 13 May 2015__
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__The European Academy Organisations welcome President Juncker’s proposal for the academies to play an active part in the new mechanism for independent scientific advice in the European Commission.__
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We very much welcome the proposal of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to more strongly involve the academies in Europe through their networks in the new mechanism for independent scientific advice for policy making in the European Commission.
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With the resources of 90 academies across Europe assembling more than 10,000 eminent experts from all scientific disciplines we are well placed to provide objective independent evidence to the EU policy making process, and to contribute to debates about the benefits and risks of possible new and existing EU policies.
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We recognise that the new approach seeks to better organise the demand and supply of scientific advice and welcome the opportunity to work with other sources and services providing scientific advice to the European Commission.
We are ready to work closely with the European Commission to finalise the details of the new mechanism and to ensure close and efficient interactions with the High Level Group of eminent scientists.
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A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 26 March 2015, confirming the preparedness of our five European academy organisations to deepen their already close and fruitful inter-academy cooperation in Europe.
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[Professor Sierd Cloetingh|User/Cloetingh_Sierd], President of Academia Europaea\\
Professor Günter Stock, President of ALLEA\\
Professor Jos van der Meer, President of EASAC\\
Professor Reinhard Hüttl, President of Euro-CASE\\
Professor Dermot Kelleher, President of FEAM\\
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The European academy organisations include Academia Europaea, the pan-European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences; ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities from the Council of Europe region; EASAC, the association of National Academies of Science of EU member states, Norway and Switzerland; Euro-CASE, the organisation of National Academies of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology in Europe; and FEAM, the European umbrella group of National Academies of Medicine and Medical Sections of National Academies of Science.
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__Press contacts__
Academia Europaea: David Coates, Executive Director, Ph + 44 (0)207 862 5784\\
ALLEA: Matthias Johannsen, Executive Secretary, Ph +49 (0)30 325 98 73 72\\
EASAC: Christiane Diehl, Executive Director, Ph +49 (0)345 4723 9831\\
Euro-CASE: Rudolf Hielscher, Senior Advisor to the President, Ph +32 (0)2 2138181
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*Official [press release|http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4970_en.htm?locale=en] of the European Commission, Brussels, 13 May 2015\\
*Download the [AE press statement|Press_Statement_SAM_academies_130515.pdf]\\
*Download the description of the new [science mechanism|Science Advice Mechanism.pdf]
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