7th meeting of the High Level Group of the Scientific Advice Mechanism
HLG delivers its 2nd scientific opinion on Cybersecurity
On 23 and 24 March 2017, the SAM HLG met for the 7th time in Brussels. The HLG delivered a Scientific Opinion on Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market to Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. This is the Group’s second Scientific Opinion and it will support the European Commission’s revision of the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy and the development of the Digital Single Market Strategy, having been requested by Andrus Ansip, European Comission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries also attended the meeting, discussing with the HLG their ongoing work on the Scientific Opinion, “Food from the Oceans”.
The HLG also adopted a scoping paper for the preparation of a Scientific Opinion on “Authorisation of plant protection products in Europe from a scientific point of view”, a request from Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
6th meeting of the High Level Group of the SAM
Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Moedas at the meeting of the HLG of SAM
On 30 and 31 January 2017, the High Level Group (HLG) of Scientific Advisors met for the 6th time in Brussels. The group presented draft findings from their work on the forthcoming scientific opinion on Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market to Commissioner Moedas and Commission Vice-President Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market. This scientific opinion is intended for adoption by the HLG and publication at the end of March 2017. The Group also met representatives of the European Network of Academies, who are working closely with the HLG as part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism.
The group also discussed its work on other ongoing topics and took stock of its first year.
5th meeting of the High Level Group of the SAM
The fifth meeting of the Scientific Advice Mechanism's High Level Group (SAM HLG) took place in Brussels on November 24th -25th 2016. During the meeting the scoping papers of two new topics submitted to the SAM HLG were approved: A full opinion on "Food from the Oceans" and an explanatory note on "New techniques in agricultural biotechnology".
Following the conclusion of the Horizon 2020 grant "Science Advice for Policy by European Academies" (SAPEA), the expected contribution to the ongoing work of the SAM HLG was discussed.
4th meeting of the High Level Group of the SAM
The fourth meeting of the Scientific Advice Mechanism's High Level Group (SAM HLG) took place in Brussels on September 28th 2016. The meeting mainly focus was on the scientific advice to the various topics in which the SAM HLG is active at present: Real-world CO2 emission testing for Light Duty Vehicles; and cybersecurity.
New topics were discussed in fields of high priority for the European Commission including the ones proposed by Commissioner Andriukaitis "Advice to support the forthcoming evaluation of pesticides legislation and an explanatory note on new breeding techniques".
3rd meeting of the High Level Group of the SAM
The third meeting of the High Level Group (HLG) of Scientific Advisors took place on 25 July 2016 in Manchester (UK) at the occasion of the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2016.
During the meeting, the HLG discussed the progress on the two ongoing topics "Closing the gap between light duty vehicle real-drive CO2 emissions and laboratory testing" and "Cybersecurity". The group discussed as well the new demands received from Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food safety, for scientific advice to support the forthcoming evaluation of pesticides legislation and for an explanatory note on new breeding techniques (NBT).
2nd meeting of the High Level Group of the SAM
On 16 and 17 March, the High Level Group (HLG) of Scientific Advisors met for the second time in Brussels, with Carlos Moedas (Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation) and Commissioner Navracsics (Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport) and with the presidents of five European Networks of Academies (Euro-CASE, EASAC, ALLEA, FEAM, Academia Europaea).
The HLG is moving out of its launch phase, and progress is being made on the first two topics on which the HLG has been asked for advice: "Closing the gap between light duty vehicle real-drive CO2 emissions and laboratory testing" and "Cybersecurity", as well as on the identification of additional topics to be addressed by SAM.
1st meeting of the High Level Group of the SAM
Left to right: C. Villani, E. Fortunato, R. Heuer, C. Moedas, H. C. Wegener, P. Dykstra, J. Bujnicki and J. Slingo
The seven leading scientists who form the High Level Group met with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and with Andrus Ansip, the Commission's Vice-President responsible for the Digital Single Market. They agreed that issues surrounding cybersecurity would be one subject for the Group's first scientific advice to the Commission, contributing to efforts to build trust in the development of the Digital Single Market. The group will also examine CO2 emissions from cars and vans, with a view to exploring possibilities for future policies regulating their measurement to ever closer reflect real-world driving conditions.
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New techniques in agricultural biotechnology 2.3 MB In this Explanatory Note, the Group provides a detailed scientific description of the full spectrum of breeding techniques used for agricultural applications in plants, animals and microorganisms. »»
Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market 1.6 MB 2nd Scientific Opinion of the SAM HLG. Recommendations include making systems more secure, empowering users and strengthening Europe's strategically important cybersecurity industry
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