The YAE is actively involved in Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA), which forms part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM)as set up by the European Commission in 2015. This involves the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA; previously called the High-Level Group), a group of seven high-profile scientists that advice Commissioner Moedas on science policy based on scientific evidence. Since May 2018, our former Chair Nicole Grobert has been appointed as one of the seven members of the GCSA.

The YAE has been involved in SAPEA through its partnership with Academia Europaea, and provided members for SAPEA working groups for several SAPEA topics such as “Food from the Oceans” (see Figure), “Transforming the Future of Ageing” or “Making Sense of Science”. Furthermore, since early 2018, the YAE has acted as portal to European National Young Academies and the Global Young Academy, forwarding calls for participation and receiving nominations.

The YAE has also been present at several SAPEA workshops (Madrid, Tallinn).