New EASAC statement on homeopathic products and practices

EASAC, one of the members in the SAPEA academy consortium, is publishing this statement to build on recent work by its member academies to reinforce criticism of the health and scientific claims made for homeopathic products. The analysis and conclusions are based on the excellent science-based assessments already published by authoritative and impartial bodies. The … Read more

New approaches to science for policy: an international SAPEA conference

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This one-day SAPEA conference will explore new approaches to science for policy from a variety of stakeholder perspectives. The conference will be hosted by the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn.  It is closely linked to the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research’s conference week European research excellence: value and impact for society Participants of … Read more

SAPEA to hold workshops for Academies

SAPEA is hosting two workshops that aim to strengthen cooperation among Academies and to support individual Academies in providing evidence-based policy advice. These workshops will offer the opportunity for Academies to meet and exchange ideas, with discussions on topics such as challenges faced by Academies when providing scientific advice for policy, working models and organisational structures, … Read more

SAPEA event in Hamburg, Germany 5 October 2017

The world’s oceans remain the largest food source on our planet and more than one billion people depend on them for sustenance and business alike. Germany is no different in that respect, its fisheries are a modern high-tech industry and they provide a significant amount of employment opportunities to the people of northern Germany. However, … Read more

New topic: Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies – research and climate aspects

SAPEA experts from across Europe are contributing their knowledge and expertise on this topic. This work follows a request by the College of Commissioners, led by Commissioner Cañete. The SAM High Level Group (HLG) have been asked to provide scientific advice based on existing research on the climate mitigation potential of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) … Read more

SAPEA in Cardiff, UK

Visitors to the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival explored food from the oceans from 14 -16 July 2017 with talks, exhibitions and food tastings. Celebrating Hordaland, Norway which has been twinned with Cardiff since 1996, a Norwegian food stand offered new types of food from the sea and provided information about SAPEA’s work on … Read more

EASAC launches policy report on electricity storage

EASAC launched a policy report titled Valuing Dedicated Storage in Electricity Grids on Monday 19 June at the start of EU Sustainable Week (EUSEW).  The launch took place the Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium and was followed by an event within the EUSEW policy conference on 21 June. EASAC’s team of scientists nominated by … Read more

SAPEA in Bergen, Norway

Tastings and talks on food from the ocean took place on Sunday 18 June in Bergen, the first of several events linked to SAPEA’s work on this topic. This event marked UNESCO Sustainable Gastronomy Day and Bergen’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. It was organised by the City of Bergen and Academia Europaea’s … Read more

New topic: Authorisation processes of plant protection products in Europe

SAPEA experts from across Europe are contributing their knowledge and expertise in this topic, in response a request from the College of European Commissioners, led by Commissioners Moedas and Andriukaitis. The SAM High Level Group has been asked to provide a scientific point of view by February 2018. The scoping paper for this topic is … Read more

New topic: Food from the Ocean

SAPEA is playing a major role in providing timely, independent and evidence-based expertise on the topic of food from the oceans within the Scientific Advice Mechansim. The work on this topic is in response to a request from the College of European Commissioners, led by Commissoner Vella, for scientific advice from the SAM High Level … Read more