European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC)
Leaders of the national science academies of the European member states, together with Academia Europea and ALLEA (All European Academies) formed a new independent body, European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in 2001. The aim of the Council is to provide authoritative scientific judgement to the policy makers of the European Union on a wide variety of topics (environment, agriculture, energy, fisheries, health and food safety). EASAC currently has a membership of 16 academies from the 15 EU member states, plus Academia Europaea and ALLEA.
Synthetic Biology - an introduction
The advent of synthetic biology, with its aim of creating living systems out of non-living materials, is as exciting as any biological advance of recent decades, and has much to offer, socially as well as scientifically. This EASAC document is a contribution to that dialogue and is a summary of the full EASAC report on Synthetic Biology.
Science-Policy Dialogue Project
The National Academies of EU member states are working together through the regional network of academies - EASAC - to improve their dialogue with policy-makers – both on a national and on an EU-level. Follow the link to learn more.
Good Practice Guide
EASAC has produced a set of guidelines on good practice in science dialogue. Follow the link to download the report.