“EASAC is the voice of independent science advice, mobilising Europe’s leading scientists to guide EU policy for the benefit of society.”
EASAC is the association of the National Academies of Science of the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland.
EASAC’s work of independent science-based advice for policy-makers is focused on three core programmes: Energy, Environment and Biosciences. Each of these is run by a Programme Director and a Steering Panel consisting of highly experienced scientists nominated by EASAC member academies. Members of the Steering Panels are chosen solely for their expertise in the respective field and together they advise EASAC about potential projects and help build relations with key scientists and policy-makers within the EU.
After a project has been scoped and recommended by a Steering Panel and approved by Council, a working group is formed through nominations by EASAC member academies. Through an average of 2-3 working group meetings and extensive electronic exchange the working group compiles a report, which then goes through a thorough peer review process and is finally circulated to all EASAC member academies for endorsement. Sometimes, when there is not much time to produce advice or when EASAC wants to address a relatively narrow topic, a shorter document is produced, called a statement. Sometimes, the key messages of EASAC reports and statements form the basis of EASAC articles in scientific journals.
The following topics are in a pre-publication stage:
- Traditional Chinese Medecine;
- Plastics in a Circular Economy;
- Regenerative Medecine;
- Changes in Ocean Circulation: Implications for Europe;
- Decarbonisation of buildings and heating.
- President: Christina Moberg
- Executive Director: Christiane Diehl