Co-hosted by high-profile partners, this series of short webinars explores different aspects of Europe’s food system following the publication of our evidence review report, A sustainable food system for the European Union and the associated scientific opinion of the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors.
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors which provides independent scientific advice to the European Commission, will answer your questions and discuss with you how to make politicians listen and understand science and why it is important.
2020’s Covid-19 outbreak has shone the spotlight on science advice like never before. How well are Europe’s science advice frameworks standing up to this major stress test?
For its 2019 report Transforming the future of ageing, SAPEA brought together eminent European scientists to explore and respond to the question “What policies at the EU level could support member states in achieving inclusive, fair and sustainable systems of health and social care to promote the taking-up of innovation for ageing societies?”.
SAPEA report will be presented and discussed at an academic conference in Spain. The event takes place on 16 and 17 April 2020. Read more
This Royal Irish Academy workshop, which will hear from high-level experts, will discuss the findings of the SAPEA report on Making Sense of Science and reflect on what insights might be applied to science advice in Ireland. The discussions will focus on both the European and the Irish dimension of evidence-informed policymaking. The event will […]
On 30th January, a panel discussion on the ‘Making Sense of Science for Policy’ Evidence Review Report was hosted by the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Read more.
At an event on 14 November 2019 in Helsinki, the SAPEA report will be a starting point for the discussion on risks of microplastics to human and the environment, the relationship between research, scientific data and legislation, and the presence of microplastics in Finnish waters. Read more
This one-day event in Helsinki brought together some 200 leading practitioners and scholars from around Europe to provide expert input as Finland developed its next-generation science advice capabilities, and to send a clear message to the new European Commission about the role of science in policymaking. All photos by Tomi Setälä and SAPEA
The SAPEA report was presented at this international workshop to formulate next steps in understanding the fate, distribution, impacts, and technology development necessary to push the science. Read more
SAPEA, the Slovenian Academy of Engineering and the University of Ljubljana will host an event on microplastics. The one day meeting “A scientific perspective on microplastics in nature and society including plastic recycling and bio polymers in advanced technologies of the future” will take place on 4.10.2019 in Ljubljana. Read more
Our recent report “Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty” was discussed on 26 September during a panel debate at the European Research and Innovation Days. The main findings of the report were presented by the chair of the SAPEA working group Ortwin Renn. Our report informs a scientific opinion of […]
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary celebration (24 September 201,9) Academia Europaea hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic of “making sense of science” at the Royal Society in London. The forthcoming SAPEA report was extensively discussed. For more information, visit https://www.ae-info.org/ae/Acad_Main/Publications/Press_release/Academia%20Europaea%2030th%20Anniversary%20celebration/
The first international summit and action programme on science, policy and innovation for a changing world, gathering 150 young leaders from across the UK and Latin America to engage with senior world leaders and ignite change. Our “Making Sense of Science” report was presented there. For more information, visit https://www.shapinghorizons.org/
EurOCEAN is a high-level science-policy conference co-organised by European Marine Board, the European Commission and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. The SAPEA report on Food from the Oceans was presented during a session on sustainable marine resources. The conference website is available here
On 11 June 2019, the Albanian Academy of Sciences together with SAPEA organised the scientific forum “Perspectives on microplastics in nature and society”. The event aimed at raising awareness about microplastics pollution, its impact on the environment and the steps that should be taken to improve the situation. Read more
In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as of 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. A large number of events are organised around the world on this date. In 2019, we discussed microplastics with the public at a city science fair in Sopot, Poland, and […]
The European Maritime Day is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia. Our Food from the Oceans report was exhibited as part of the 2019 iteration of the conference which took place on 16/17 May […]
The European Maritime Day is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia. SAPEA microplastics report was exhibited as part of this conference. Read more
The ALLEA General Assembly convenes Academies of Sciences and Humanities from 40 countries across the Council of Europe region. SAPEA used the impact of the microplastics report as a springboard to discuss the interaction of science and society. Read more
SAPEA participated in the Cardiff Science Festival 2019 to promote the Food from the Oceans reports’ key messages to the general public. The Cardiff Science Festival, which took place this year from 28th February – 3rd March, aimed to inspire and educate on how science, technology, engineering and maths affect our everyday lives. The AE Cardiff Hub hosted a […]
On the 6-7th November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) hosted its 3rd biennial conference on International Science Advice to Government. INGSA is a global forum for policy-makers, practitioners, academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity, and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence […]