European academy networks

SAPEA is a consortium of academy networks. Across these networks, we bring together outstanding expertise from natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical, health, agricultural and social sciences, and the humanities. We draw on over a hundred academies, young academies and learned societies in more than 40 countries across Europe.

Academia Europaea is a European non-governmental association acting as an Academy. Founded in 1988, it now numbers around 4500 members, including leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law.

ALLEA is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, representing more than 50 academies from over 40 countries in Europe. Since its foundation in 1994, ALLEA represents its Member Academies on the European stage and seeks to promote science as a global public good.

The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering gathers 23 European Academies with a special focus on innovation, energy and bioeconomy policy and has unique access to additional expertise from the business sector.

The Federation of European Academies of Medicine brings together 22 National Academies of Medicine and medical sections of National Academies of Sciences.


YASAS is the Young Academies for Science Advice Structure at SAPEA created to ensure the participation of Early- and Mid-Career Researchers from a network of Young Academies across Europe. The expertise and points of views from Young Academies strengthen the quality and impact of SAPEA’s science advice to the European Commission.