The Scientific Committees
Science Europe is informed and supported in its activities by six Scientific Committees, composed of highly-authoritative academics coming from all over Europe and representing the broadest range of scientific communities and disciplines.
These Committees, each composed of 15 members including the Chair, act as the voice of researchers to Science Europe and are essential for the provision of scientific evidence to support science policy and strategy developments at pan-European and global level.
The Scientific Committees cover the following disciplines:
- Humanities (HUMAN);
- Social Sciences (SOCIAL);
- Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences (LEGS);
- Medical Sciences (MED);
- Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences (including Materials Sciences) (PHYCHEMA);
- Engineering (including Geo- and Bio-Engineering and Technological Sciences) (ENGITECH).
The six Scientific Committees will play a dual role:
- They provide input into the work that Science Europe and its Member Organisations will continue carrying out to develop a European Research Area (ERA), as outlined in the Road Map that EUROHOCS and the European Science Foundation jointly developed in 2009 (to be revised and updated in the coming months); and
- They also provide independent scientific advice and input to science policy and research developments in the different domains, by offering strategic vision and guidance and developing foresight activities to cover each discipline as well as their interactions, with the ultimate aim of promoting excellence across Europe.
The Committees are assisted in these tasks by Science Europe’s Research Affairs Team.