European Commission

Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA)

SAPEA is part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism. Together with the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, it provides scientific advice to European Commissioners to support their decision-making. It also works to strengthen connections between Europe’s academies and Academy Networks, and to stimulate debate in Europe about the role of evidence in policymaking. In its report “Transforming the Future of Ageing” for the European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, SAPEA examines how public health aimed at protecting and improving the health of people and their communities can improve the prospects of current and future ageing of EU citizens. The report relies on research with SHARE data to examine the prevalence of depression across European countries.