The development of SAPEA

Post of Chief Scientific Advisor discontinued

NOVEMBER 2014 : New Commission takes office under Jean-Claude Juncker and on 12 November officially discontinues the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) role.

Memorandum of Understanding

MARCH 2015 : Academia Europea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM sign Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Robert-Jan Smits (EU Director-General for Research and Innovation) to strengthen inter-academy cooperation in Europe

Announcement of the New Scientific Advice Mechanism

MAY 2015 : President Juncker announces the New Scientific Advice Mechanism and endorses Commissioner Carlos Moedas’ recommendation to set up a mechanism for high quality, timely, independent scientific advice

Horizon 2020 Call

OCTOBER 2015 : Horizon 2020 Call addressed to the five European Academy Networks to fund SAPEA project

SAM Unit operational

OCTOBER 2015 : Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) Units starts its operations

SAM High Level Group Operational

JANUARY 2016 : Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) High Level Group starts its operations

SAM at the World Economic Forum

JANUARY 2016 : EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas introduces the Scientific Advice Mechanism to 2,500 participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Meeting of Academies Commissioner and HLG

MARCH 2016 : Presidents of the European Academy Networks meet EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas and the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors

INGSA Conference

SEPTEMBER 2016 : SAPEA is presented at the International Network for Government Science Advice Conference

Grant Approval

NOVEMBER 2016 : Commission approves grant of SAPEA project

Official Launch of SAPEA

DECEMBER 2016 : President of Academy Networks launch SAPEA in Brussels jointly with Robert-Jan Smits (EU Director-General for Research and Innovation)

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