acatech - the National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany is the voice of the technological sciences in Germany and abroad. With the help of experts from science, industry and civil society, acatech provides effective structures for the science-based discussion of strategic technology issues. acatech represents Germany’s technological sciences at the European academy association Euro-CASE. Through its Member academies, Euro-CASE has access to top expertise (around 6,000 experts) and provides impartial, independent and balanced advice on technological issues with a clear European dimension to European Institutions, national Governments, companies and organisations. Euro-CASE is one of the five partner Academy Networks in the SAPEA. acatech is the coordinator of the project SAPEA

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) brings together outstanding expertise in engineering, humanities, medicine, natural and social sciences from over 100 academies, young academies and learned societies across Europe.
SAPEA is part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism. Together with the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, we provide independent scientific advice to European Commissioners to support their decision-making. We also work to strengthen connections between Europe’s academies and Academy Networks, and to stimulate debate in Europe about the role of evidence in policy-making. SAPEA is funded by grant 737432 from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Mr. Rudolf Hielscher: