In the latest episode of the Science for Policy podcast, published today, we interview a specialist in global catastrophic risk. Is it possible to develop a unified science of catastrophic risk? How can we convince policymakers to take risks to human existence seriously enough? How can we improve our foresight so that we can spot […]
In the latest episode of the Science for Policy podcast, published today, the editors of the JRC’s new Science For Policy handbook explain why they believe science advice has to change. How can science advice — and science in general — keep up with dramatic changes in the world? How do you build an organisation […]
This SAPEA webinar was a part of the INGSA Global Week of Dialogue. Almost 190 participants gathered to listen to and exchange with chief science advisors, experts and staff of the European Commission on how effectively Europe’s science advice system is dealing with the current crisis.
This year, SAPEA has an opportunity to contribute to the major conference, which takes place annually in Berlin and this year also digitally. During a YouTube livestream, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will answer questions from the audience and how to make politicians listen and understand […]
“Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?” is the theme of the next SAPEA webinar on food, which will take place on 16 October at 14:00 CET. The global crisis of 2020 has made every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future […]
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? This is the key question of the next SAPEA webinar, which will take place on 16 September 2020 at 13:30 CEST. Is is co-organised between SAPEA, Academia Europaea, the JRC […]
Our first webinar on sustainable food systems attracted over 100 participants from a wide range of organisations. Find out about other webinars of the series here.
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’. The work of Peritia includes conducting a comprehensive multi-disciplinary investigation of trust in, and the trustworthiness of, policy-related expert opinion. Its […]
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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 […]
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. The main aim of the statement is […]