In 2015, the European Commission set up a new Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), to support the Commission with high-quality, timely and independent scientific advice for policymaking. It draws on a wide range of expertise, including European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
Through the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project, a consortium is working together to produce scientific advice for policy and develop shared knowledge resources. Academia Europaea is one of the consortium partners and the Cardiff Knowledge Hub will deliver most of the required work on its behalf. SAPEA started on 1st November 2016 and is a four-year project funded through the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The first project led by SAPEA was Food from the Oceans and was coordinated by the Cardiff Hub. The evidence review report handover to the European Commission took place on 29th November 2017 in Brussels.
The Hub is now working on the new topic Making Sense of Science under conditions of complexity and uncertainty, which is expected to be delivered in June 2019.