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‘SAPEA’ stands for ‘Science Advice for Policy by European Academies’.

SAPEA’s role in the Scientific Advice Mechanism is to provide independent, high-quality reviews of the evidence to inform the policy recommendations made by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

Our Networks

SAPEA is a consortium of Academy Networks, funded by Horizon Europe, representing a large number of academies from different countries.

Through these Networks, they bring together outstanding expertise from natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical, health, agricultural and social sciences, and the humanities.

Academia Europaea

Academia Europaea is a European non-governmental association acting as an academy. Founded in 1988, it now numbers around 4500 members, including leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law.


ALLEA is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, representing more than 50 academies from over 40 countries in Europe. Since its foundation in 1994, ALLEA represents its Member Academies on the European stage and seeks to promote science as a global public good.


The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering gathers 23 European Academies with a special focus on innovation, energy and bioeconomy policy and has unique access to additional expertise from the business sector.


The Federation of European Academies of Medicine brings together 22 National Academies of Medicine and medical sections of National Academies of Sciences.


YASAS is developing, monitoring and supporting SAPEA's strategy to improve the involvement of early-career and mid-career researchers, as well as building a strategic network of these researchers acrose Europe. YASAS has fourteen member academies and is growing.

Our academies

Every academy that is a member of one or more of our Networks is automatically a SAPEA academy. We bring together academies, young academies and learned societies from all across Europe.

Academy of Sciences of Albania
National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Belgian Young Academy
Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine (NL)
Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine (FR)
Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Belgium
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Royal Academy for Dutch Language and Literature
Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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