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’.
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.
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.
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.
A seminar assessing the findings of the SAPEA report ‘Making sense of science for policy’ was hosted by Academia Europaea Bergen Hub in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The seminar, held on 4 November in Oslo, reflected on what insights of the report might be applied to the science advice process in Norway. The event was designed around two linked sessions, one focused on the European dimension of evidence-informed policy and the second examining Norwegian policymaking.
On Tuesday, 1 October the SAPEA evidence review "Transforming the future of ageing" was officially handed over to Pearl Dykstra from the Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors during an event at the Royal Academy of Medicine in Madrid. The event coincided with the International Day of Older Persons. This year’s theme was ‘The Journey to Age Equality’ and focused on pathways of coping with existing, and preventing future, old age inequalities.

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