Spanning the disciplines of engineering, humanities, medicine, natural sciences and social sciences, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) brings together the outstanding knowledge and expertise of Fellows from over 100 Academies, Young Academies and Learned Societies in over 40 countries across Europe. The consortium officially launched in Brussels on 13 December 2016 and has put in place its working structures concerning the management of science-based policy advice projects, administrative coordination, and communications.

SAPEA is part of the European Commission Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) which provides independent scientific advice to the College of European Commissioners to support their decision making. The project is funded through a grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme running from November 2016-October 2020.

European Academy Networks
SAPEA comprises the European Academy Networks: Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM. The cooperation between these networks is aimed at providing timely, independent and evidence-based scientific expertise from more than 100 European academies from over 40 countries for the highest policy level in Europe and for the wider public.

Staff leads

Hannah Macdonald

Scientific Policy Officer

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SAPEA Topics

  • FEAM President, Prof. George Griffin, discusses the science and policy of COVID vaccination.

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This project has received funding from the  European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme  under grant agreement No 737432

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