The Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Literature and the Arts was unanimously accepted as a member of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). The Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts joined the EASAC at the EASAC meeting in Zagreb on November 14, 2019, which was attended by the Academy’s President Loukas Christoforou and Academic Costas Papanikolas. The latter will be the first representative of the Academy at EASAC.
EASAC was established in 2001 at the Royal Swedish Academy and is composed of the national academies of science of the Member States of the European Union. Its aim is to promote the cooperation of European academies with each other and to provide scientific advisory support to European policy makers. At the same time, the EASAC enables national academies to express themselves collectively.
The accession of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Literature and the Arts to the EASAC, just a few months after its establishment, gives it the opportunity to be officially and actively represented in one of the main European Academies associations. Thus fulfilling one of its founding goals for membership in international and European Academies associations, to which, prior to the establishment of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Literature and the Arts, the Republic of Cyprus was one of the few European countries that did not participate./ibna