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 they work
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).
The group meets in plenary several times a year.