About the advisors
- independent scientific advice to the European Commission to inform policy making
- recommendations to improve the interaction between policy-making and scientific advice
There are 7 Chief Scientific Advisors, appointed in their personal capacity and who act independently and in the public interest.
How the Scientific Advice Mechanism works
The advisors work closely with the Scientific Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consortium, which gathers expertise in engineering, humanities, medicine, natural and social sciences from over 100 academies and societies across Europe.
Together with a secretariat in the Commission’s research and innovation department, the advisors and SAPEA are collectively known as the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM).
- A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe
- Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment
- COVID-19, future pandemics and other crises in the global context
- Adaptation to health effects of climate change in Europe
- Towards a sustainable food system
- Transforming the future of ageing
- Scientific advice to European Policy in a complex world
- Environmental and health risks of microplastic pollution
- Authorisation processes of plant protection products
- Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies
- Food from the oceans
- New techniques in agricultural biotechnology
- Light duty vehicle real-drive CO2 emissions
The group meets in plenary several times a year.