EASAC – the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council – is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland to enable them to collaborate with each other in providing independent science advice to European policy-makers. It thus provides a means for the collective voice of European science to be heard.

EASAC Energy Steering Panel advises on the focus of the energy programme and makes inputs to energy debates internationally.  It also helps to communicate the findings of EASAC working groups to policy makers at EU and National levels. Topics are selected by EASAC Council on the basis of advice from the Steering Panel and can encompass a wide range of energy issues of priority interest to the EU, including energy resources, energy systems integration, renewable energies, energy efficiency, GHG emissions, electricity grid management, and key aspects of energy security and sustainability.