A sustainable food system for Europe: SAPEA publishes its latest report, including a systematic review by Cardiff University

A sustainable food system for Europe: SAPEA publishes its latest report, including a systematic review by Cardiff University



A new report from SAPEA lays out the social science evidence on how a transition in our food systems can happen in an inclusive, just and timely way. The SAPEA report is accompanied by a systematic review on the food policy ecosystem, conducted by Cardiff University and overseen by Academia Europaea.


The SAPEA Evidence Review Report A sustainable food system for the European Union provides an evidence base for the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. It was requested by the European College of Commissioners and written by a multidisciplinary group of leading scientists, nominated by academies across Europe. 

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Making Sense of Science for Policy; panel discussion at University of Cambridge

Making Sense of Science for Policy; panel discussion at University of Cambridge

Join us for a panel discussion on ‘Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty’.

You are invited to join us at Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) where a panel from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) will discuss their recent report ‘Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty‘ addressing the question of how to provide good science advice to policymakers.


Making sense of science

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A fond farewell to Esther

A fond farewell to Esther

Esther Dorado Ladera, the Hub’s Executive Officer for Projects, has left the AE Cardiff Hub.

Esther joined the Hub in September 2017 and has been a valuable part of the Hub team. In particular, she has been recognised for her outstanding work on outreach and impact in SAPEA. Esther and her endless skills will be very much missed!

Dr Esther Dorado Ladera

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Evidence-informed policy: a Norwegian perspective

Evidence-informed policy: a Norwegian perspective

A seminar hosted by Academia Europaea Bergen Hub assesses the findings of the SAPEA report ‘Making sense of science for policy’ and reflects on what insights might be applied to science advice in Norway


The Academia Europaea Bergen Hub has hosted a successful seminar in Oslo, in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.  The seminar, held on 4th November at the House of Literature, assessed the findings of the recent SAPEA report, Making sense of science for policy and reflected on what insights might be applied to the science advice process in Norway.

Prof Eystein Jansen, Director of the AE Bergen Hub, welcomes all to the seminar
Prof Eystein Jansen, Director of the AE Bergen Hub, welcomes all to the seminar

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Science advice is critical to democracy and our way of life

Science advice is critical to democracy and our way of life

Optimising the relationship between scientists and policymakers, publishing a code of good practice on science advice and involving stakeholders more effectively are all ways of strengthening science advice for policy, according to the panel at a European Commission meeting in Brussels on 26th September.


Panel discussion on science for policy

Three recently-published reports on science advice were the focal point for the panel discussion, part of the Policy Conference at the European Research and Innovation Days (24th-26th September).

The scientific opinion by the EU Chief Scientific Advisors are presented to the public Left to right: Dr Piotr Kwiecinski, Louise Edwards, Professor Pearl Dykstra, Professor Ortwin Renn, Dr David Mair, and Professor Sierd Cloetingh
The three reports are presented to the public. Left to right: Dr Piotr Kwiecinski, Louise Edwards, Professor Pearl Dykstra, Professor Ortwin Renn, Dr David Mair, and Professor Sierd Cloetingh

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Update on the launch of the SAPEA Evidence Review Report ‘Making sense of science for policy’

Update on the launch of the SAPEA Evidence Review Report ‘Making sense of science for policy’

The latest SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) Evidence Review Report, Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty, was coordinated by the Cardiff Hub and published on 9th July 2019.

In the month after the launch, the report has featured in 16 articles Europe-wide, including Research Professional (with over 280,000 registered users worldwide) and Cardiff University’s website.

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Cardiff Hub Oversees Completion of new Evidence Review on Science Advice for Policy

Cardiff Hub Oversees Completion of new Evidence Review on Science Advice for Policy

The AE Cardiff Hub has overseen the completion of the Evidence Review Report Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty for the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) as part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). The report has been launched on Tuesday 9th July 2019.

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SAPEA report on how to transform the future of ageing is published today

SAPEA report on how to transform the future of ageing is published today

A major new Evidence Review Report entitled Transforming the Future of Ageing has been published today by SAPEA and led by the Federation of European Academies of Medicine. The report is destined for the desks of the new European Commissioners expected to take office later in 2019. It reviews the best evidence on what public policies might help EU countries to achieve inclusive, fair and sustainable health and social care in the future.

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