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Advice to the Organs of the European Union

Advice to the Organs of the European Union

The EU Commission, its Directorate General and the European Parliament are increasingly relying on the advice of experts in the various phases of decision-making (e.g. by commissioning expert opinions from research institutes and the participation of scientists in EU committees). In addition, high-level expert groups are also set up on designated topics, mostly composed of high-ranking representatives from civil society, business and academia, who formulate opinions, assessments and proposals in the direction of the EU. Advice also flows from Bonn to Brussels.


BORA Experts


EU Committees



Participation in EU committees

  • European Commission's Expert Group on Sustainable Food Systems (2021):
    Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim, University of Bonn
  • European Commission’s expert group Mission Board for Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation:
    Prof. Dr. Zita Sebesvari, United Nations University, Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) & University of Bonn
  • European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (2017-2021):
    Prof. Dr. Christiane Woopen, University of Bonn
  • European Commission's Expert Group on the conflict of laws concerning matrimonial property regimes (2006-2008):
    Dr. Nina Dethloff, University of Bonn

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Research and Practice

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