How to avoid a backlash against experts


A new EU-funded research project has set out to study the role of expertise in democracies, how science should inform political decisions, and how to prevent a populist backlash against the notion of ‘expertise’.

Advice on climate change and health

Today, the European Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors published their opinion Adaptation to climate change-related health effects which contains advice and recommendations on how the EU can help to make our societies, and in particular the health sector, better prepared and more resilient with respect to impacts from climate change on health.

Joint statement on science advice in Covid-19

The European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has published a detailed statement on EU science advice in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, in collaboration with the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and Peter Piot, a special advisor to Ursula von der Leyen.

Sustainability plan published

SAPEA today published its sustainability plan, which lays out a roadmap for the organisation’s future development in its role of providing evidence for the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.