Henrik Wegener – University of Copenhagen

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European Commission - Scientific Advice Mechanism (EC SAM)

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Henrik Caspar Wegener - Chair, 20152017

    SAM High Level Group

    The High Level Group of Scientific Advisors of the EC Scientific Advice Mechanism provides the Commission with high quality, timely and independent scientific advice on specific policy issues where such advice is critical to the development of Union policies or legislation. The advice will be based on the best possible scientific evidence.

    The tasks

    To provide the Commission with independent scientific advice on specific policy issues where such advice is critical to the development of EU policies or legislation and does not duplicate advice being provided by existing bodies. The advice provided by the group shall identify the most important and relevant evidence and empirical findings that can support decision making on the specified policy issues, including an assessment of the robustness and limitations of the evidence and empirical findings.

    To support the Commission in identifying specific policy issues where independent scientific advice is needed.

    To provide recommendations for improving the overall interaction between Commission policy making processes and independent scientific advice concerning any field of Union policy making.

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