The European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF) is a non-formal network consisting of advisors, experts and scientists that hold advisory mandate from their Government and have a responsibility to provide scientific advice to their Government or help arranging it. The main goals of ESAF are: to provide a forum for EU countries’ main science advisors to exchange information and ideas to gain a broader perspective and be better equipped while advising their national governments or European Commission; to build sustainable capacity and capability across the range of different national science advisory organisations and systems in Europe; to improve science based political decision-making culture in the EU.

ESAF meeting on scientific advice during the COVID-19 crisis

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, the European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF) organized a virtual meeting in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting focused on lessons that can be learned from the crisis for providing strategic scientific advice. Read more »

Joint ESAF/INGSA meeting 2019

On the 26th and 27th June, 2019 ESAF and the International Network of Government Science Advisors (INGSA) ran a joint meeting in Dublin. It brought together organisations in Europe with an interest in, and remit for, providing science based strategic policy advice and promoting the use of evidence in policymaking and government, including the EU group of Chief Scientific Advisors (EU GCSA) and the EU Joint Research Centre (EU JRC). Read more »