SAPEA publishes its Sustainability Plan

SAPEA publishes its Sustainability Plan

Academia Europaea and its Cardiff Hub have led the work on sustainability planning for the future strategic development of SAPEA

SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) has published its sustainability plan, which lays out a roadmap for the consortium’s future development in providing evidence for the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

Overseen by Academia Europaea, work on the plan started in 2018.  An interim report was prepared last year, with a final report published in June 2020. 

The plan outlines SAPEA’s achievements since the consortium‘s inception in 2016, as well as establishing objectives for the future, highlighting four strategic priorities.

President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh, said:

“Academia Europaea was extremely pleased to lead the work package on sustainability planning.  We did so efficiently, delivering an attractive report that summarises SAPEA’s successes to date whilst also setting out some of SAPEA’s areas of focus for the future.  I am particularly grateful to Professor Günter Stock MAE, who accepted our invitation to chair the working group.”

AE Cardiff’s Director, Professor Ole Petersen, said:

“I was delighted to represent Academia Europaea on the working group that developed the sustainability plan.  It was a pleasure to serve under Professor Günter Stock’s very effective leadership.”

The report is published online:

15th June 2020. For further information please contact

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