SAPEA brings together outstanding expertise in engineering, humanities, medicine, natural and social sciences from across Europe. We also work to raise awareness of scientific advice and evidence in policymaking, and to stimulate debate in Europe about these issues.
Now more than ever, policymakers need good quality science advice to inform their decisions — but the very policy issues for which scientific input is most needed are the ones where the science itself is often complex and uncertain.
Our report brings together the best available evidence to address how to provide good science advice to policymakers under conditions of complexity and uncertainty.
Europe must tackle the challenges presented by ageing in every generation.
The best available evidence suggests that microplastics do not pose a widespread risk, but evidence is limited and the situation could change if pollution continues.