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Structure & Organisation: EASAC's governing body is Council, consisting of all representatives of EASAC member academies. The EASAC President works together with four Vice-Presidents in EASAC Bureau.

The day-to-day business of EASAC is handled by a professional Secretariat based at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Halle, Germany). EASAC also has a Brussels Office, hosted by the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium (RASAB). (See also the organisational chart for further information.)

Science-for-Policy Advice: EASAC's work of independent science-based advice for policy-makers is divided into three programmes: Energy, Environment, Biosciences. Each of these is run by a Programme Director and a Steering Panel consisting of highly experienced scientists nominated by EASAC member academies. Members of the Steering Panels are chosen solely for their expertise in the respective field and together they advise EASAC about potential projects and help build relations with key scientists and policy-makers within the EU. They thus contribute to EASAC's efforts to maintain a close contact with target policy-makers at EU level - in particular in the Commission and Parliament - and familiarity with current policy developments.

After a project has been scoped and recommended by a Steering Panel and approved by Council, a  Working Group is formed through nominations by EASAC member academies. Through an average of 2-3 working group meetings and extensive electronic exchange the working group compiles a report, which then goes through a thorough peer review process and is finally circulated to all EASAC member academies for endorsement. Sometimes, when there is not much time to produce advice or when EASAC wants to address a relatively narrow topic, a shorter document is produced, called a statement. (See here for a list of all EASAC reports and statements.)