The European Union’s newly-formed Science and Technology Advisory Council has held its first meeting in Brussels. The creation of this group follows on from the appointment of the European Commission’s first Chief Scientific Adviser,Professor Anne Glover, in January 2012.
The main aim of the Council is to provide advice directly to the President of the European Commission on how to create the proper environment for innovation by shaping a European society that embraces science, technology and engineering. It differs from other advisory bodies in the Commission in that it does not have a specific subject remit, but tackles issues that are of cross-cutting nature, with a clear societal dimension, and will operate in a proactive way, identifying topics of value and of interest to support future growth and development in Europe.
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