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Science Advice for Policy by European Academies


The “Science Advice for Policy by European Academies” (SAPEA) project is part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission (SAM), which supports the College of Commissioners with high quality, timely and independent scientific advice for its policy-making activities. SAPEA brings together the five European Academy Networks: Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM. Through these Academy Networks, the SAPEA project pools the resources of around 100 individual science academies, each with hundreds of Fellows, in over 40 countries across Europe. While the individual Academy Networks are specialised in certain scientific areas, the SAPEA project combines these respective areas of expertise and ensures the inclusion of all scientific disciplines (social, human, natural, engineering and medical sciences). In addition, SAPEA includes Fellows of young academies and other early-career scientists in its activities.
In view of the increasing complexity of today’s societal challenges and the growing need for independent interdisciplinary scientific evidence to inform policymaking, the project’s core objectives are:
• to provide science-based policy advice and scientific inputs in different formats, in particular Evidence Review Reports, to inform the Scientific Opinion of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors of the European Commission and the wider public;
• to raise awareness of scientific evidence, especially the Advisors’ work and that of SAPEA, in policymaking and stimulate the debate in Europe on these issues; and
• to strengthen cooperation and foster synergies between the Academy Networks and their member academies, as well as to make the existing structures more sustainable.
The working groups comprising the academy Fellows and other outstanding experts are the key component in providing interdisciplinary scientific policy advice. Topics for SAM stem either from the European Commission when requesting scientific advice for a specific policy issue or may be proposed by SAPEA or the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
A dedicated communications office supports the communication and dissemination of the project’s results which are also published on the project´s website:
SAPEA will contribute to tackling the COVID-19 related needs of scientific evidence.


Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 1 300 486,09
80333 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Type d’activité
Coût total
€ 1 300 486,09

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