EEA Scientific Committee
What are the committee's tasks?
The scientific committee has three major tasks:
- To deliver an opinion on the EEA multiannual and annual work-programmes;
- To give an opinion to the Executive Director for the purposes of recruitment of the Agency's scientific staff;
- To provide advice and/or opinion on any scientific matter concerning the Agency's activity, which the management board or the Executive Director may submit to it.
Who are the members of the committee?
The committee is composed of independent scientists from the EEA member-countries, covering a variety of environmental fields relevant for the Agency's areas of activity. The chairperson and vice-chairperson of the committee are elected from amongst its members.
The total number of members in the scientific committee shall not exceed 20 experts. The members are identified through an open selection process and appointed for a four-years term, renewable once.
Scientific Committee members are required to sign a declaration of commitment at the start of their term as SC members, valid for their full term in the Committee. They also sign an annual declaration on conflicts of interest.
Rules of procedure of the scientific committee
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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