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Learned academies considering tweaking their EU advice activities

  

Academies network advising European Commission is mulling ways to strengthen its communication and outreach

The group that coordinates input from learned academies to the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism, called Science Advice for Policy by European Academies, is considering tweaking its processes to improve its visibility and impact as it works on securing renewed funding to flow from 2022.

Created in 2016, the SAM advises the Commission on scientific evidence for any policy area on request, as well as the interaction between science and policy. Sapea is part of the SAM, alongside a Group of Chief Scientific Advisors composed of seven individual experts, and has provided advice on topics including food sustainability, ageing and the breakdown of plastics in the environment.

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