Documentation

On this page you will find ESAF documents as well as publications of members and associates.


Relevant documents

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference define the purpose and structures of ESAF.

Membership ESAF

This document lays out the principles regarding membership of ESAF as agreed upon at the ESAF-4 meeting in Tallinn 2018.

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Minutes of past meetings

Minutes of ESAF-4 June 2018 in Tallinn

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Archive of news items

SAPEA Symposium: ‘The future of science advice in Europe’

This SAPEA Symposium is a one-day event on 13 November in Helsinki and brings together leading practitioners and scholars to reflect on emerging trends, weak signals, and promising opportunities for developing next-generation science advice capabilities. The focus will be on both EU-level and national level science advice. The event will also provide useful input to

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New SAM opinion ‘Scientific Advice to European Policy in a Complex world’ published

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors seventh scientific opinion, ‘Scientific Advice to European Policy in a Complex World’, was delivered to Commissioner Moedas during their 19th plenary meeting on 24 September in Brussels. It was published and presented to the public during the European Commission’s Research and Innovation days conference by Professor Pearl Dykstra, Deputy

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CASBS Stanford call for applications

Call for applications for a fellowship year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. CASBS offers fellowship years for academics and professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge and work on (personal) projects within the field of behavioral sciences. Most fellows are renowned scientists and scholars who hold

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Joint ESAF/INGSA meeting 2019, Dublin, Ireland

On the 26th and 27th June, 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

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Photo’s of ESAF/INGSA joint meeting

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Programme fifth ESAF meeting

On 26 and 27 June 2019 the joint ESAF / INGSA meeting will take place. Please click here to view and download the programme.

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ESAF-5 meeting will take place in Dublin on 26 and 27 June 2019

At the 4th ESAF meeting it was decided that the 5th ESAF meeting will take place in Dublin. We are delighted that Mark Ferguson, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Irish Government, has offered to host the meeting. The meeting will take place on 26 (evening) and 27 June 2019 (meeting until 17.00) at a venue

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Fourth meeting of ESAF

The meeting took place in Tallinn on Amsterdam on 27 June 2018. It was hosted by Tarmo Soomere, president of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Representatives from 12 member countries of ESAF took part, discussing topics at the interface between science, policy, society and politics. The meeting was attended by Keith Sequira, senior advisor and

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Publications of ESAF members and associates

Below you will find publications of ESAF members and associates
2018 | The growth of science: Implications for the evaluation and funding of research in Switzerland
Swiss Science Council | Switzerland
2018 | 104 pages | Policy analysis
2018 | New International Science and Technology Policies: Key Issues and Questions in Switzerland
Swiss Science Council | Switzerland
2018 | 79 pages | Exploratory study
2018 | Citizen Science: Expert report, Democracy and Public Participation
Swiss Science Council | Switzerland
2018 | 96 pages | Policy analysis
2018 | EU authorisation processes of Plant Protection Products
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2018 | 76 pages | Scientific opinion
2018 | Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2018 | 76 pages | Scientific opinion
2018 | The new diversity: Increased ethnic heterogeneity in the Netherlands
Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) | Netherlands
2018 | 10 pages | Summary
2018 | The fall of the middle class: Stability and vulnerability in the middle segment of society
Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) | Netherlands
2018 | 110 pages | Report
2018 | Traumatised refugees: Immediate response required
German Academy of Science Leopoldina | Germany
2018 | 40 pages | Statement
2018 | The Silent Spring: On the need for sustainable plant protection
German Academy of Science Leopoldina | Germany
2018 | 64 pages | Discussion paper
2017 | Notions of disruption: A collection of exploratory studies
Swiss Science and Innovation Council | Switzerland
2017 | 108 pages | Exploratory study
2017 | Food from the Oceans
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2017 | 80 pages | Scientific Opinion
2017 | Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2017 | 104 pages | Scientific Opinion
2017 | New techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2017 | 152 pages | Explanatory note
2017 | For the sake of security: The future of flexible workers and their modern organisation of labour
Netherlands Scientific Council for Goverment Policy (WRR) | Netherlands
2017 | 64 pages | Summarized report
2017 | Migration and classification: Towards a multiple migration idiom
Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) | Netherlands
2017 | 13 pages | Summary
2017 | Finance and society: Restoring the balance
Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) | Netherlands
2017 | 22 pages | Synopsis of report
2016 | Closing the gap: Between light-duty vehicle real-world CO2 emissions and laboratory testing
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2016 | 80 pages | Scientific opinion
2016 | Regulatory assessment of glyphosate in plant protection products
Scientific Advice Mechanism | European Commission
2016 | 5 pages | Explanatory note
2016 | Improving biosecurity: Dual-use considerations in the research chain, from grant application to publication
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) | Netherlands
2016 | 7 pages | Journalist's report
2016 | Genome editing: Position paper of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) | Netherlands
2016 | 6 pages | Position paper
2015 | Report on the symposium 'Biofuel and wood as energy sources'
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) | Netherlands
2015 | 9 pages | Report
2014 | International scientific cooperation: Challenges and predicaments
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) | Netherlands
2014 | 32 pages | Paper
2014 | Evaluation of new technology in health care: In need of guidance for relevant evidence
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) | Netherlands
2014 | 157 pages | Foresight study

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