SCIENCE FOR POLICY WORK
Providing scientific evidence to inform policymaking, especially at European level, is an important part of our work. 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. We are part of the European Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), and a member of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium. In SAPEA, we work in partnership with other European academies ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM to produce independent evidence review reports for the European Commission. The EC Group of Chief Scientific Advisors uses SAPEA reports to make policy recommendations to the European Commission. This transparent process ensures that the EC’s proposals for policy and legislation are well-informed.
SAPEA started on 1st November 2016 and is a four-year project funded through the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The Cardiff Hub is the lead coordinator on two projects to date. The Food from the oceans evidence review is complete. The Making Sense of Science evidence review is in progress.
We also work with colleagues at Cardiff University on a variety of projects. If you would be interested in working with us, please get in touch.