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Making Sense of Science


How can we provide good science advice to European Commission policymakers, based on available evidence, under conditions of scientific complexity and uncertainty?
Download the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors Scoping Paper.


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Transforming the future of ageing

A scientific opinion on achieving high quality healthcare access, while adjusting to demographic changes.
Download the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors Scoping Paper.


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Micro- and nanoplastic pollution

A scientific perspective on the health and environmental impacts of micro- and nanoplastic pollution and its socio-economic implications.
Initial Statement - A Scientific Perspective on Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts.
Scoping workshop with experts on Human Health and Environment Impacts of Micro and Nano Pollution- Main Points.


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Authorisation processes for plant protection products in Europe

A scientific opinion on the authorisation processes for plant protection products in Europe.
Download SAPEA’s Evidence Review Report.
Download the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors Scientific Opinion.


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Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects

This work followed a request by the College of Commissioners, led by Commissioner Cañete (Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy). The European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has been asked to provide scientific advice based on existing research on the climate mitigation potential of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies to inform future policy decisions including financial support.
Download the SAPEA Evidence Review Report.
Download the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors Opinion.


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Food from the oceans

How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?
Download SAPEA’s Evidence Review Report.
Download the High Level Group Scientific Opinion.


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New techniques in agricultural biotechnology

SAPEA brought together experts from across Europe to provide extensive support to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors on this topic. In response to a request from the College of European Commissioners, led by Commissioner Andriukaitis (Commissioner for Health & Food Safety), the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors submitted an Explanatory Note on New techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology to the European Commission on 28 April 2017. The Explanatory Note provides a detailed scientific description of the full spectrum of agricultural breeding techniques used in plants, animals and microorganisms. The report describes and compares the new techniques with conventional breeding techniques with established techniques of genetic modification.
2nd Explanatory Note of the SAM HLG: New Techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology
Citizens Summary


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Cybersecurity in the European digital single market

SAPEA contributed to the work on this topic, which resulted in the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors Scientific Opinion: Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market (published March 2017). The report contains recommendations on making systems more secure, empowering users, strengthening Europe's strategically important cybersecurity industry, and improving the coordination and sharing of information across Europe.
2nd Scientific Opinion of the SAM HLG: Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market.
SAM-HLG: Scoping Paper – Cybersecurity.