News 17 November 2020

Prof. Alberto Melloni Appointed as Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Alberto Melloni (Fscire) has been appointed as a member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission.

Besides Alberto Melloni were appointed as a member: Maarja Kruusmaa – Professor of Biorobotics, Vice-rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Visiting professor with Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Nebojsa Nakicenovic – Director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050), former Deputy Director General and Acting Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and a former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology.

With their broad, collective expertise, the renewed Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will support EU policy makers to ensure better regulation by providing first-class, independent scientific evidence. In particular, they will contribute to the on-going work on the scientific opinions on:

  • Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment.
  • Systemic approach to energy transition in Europe.
  • Joint Advice on resilience to crisis such as pandemic.

Alberto Melloni is Professor of History of Christianity at University of Modena/Reggio Emilia, secretary of the Foundation for Religious Studies and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace at the University of Bologna.

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