Rudolf Hielscher

Head of Brussels Office
Senior Advisor to Reinhard F. Hüttl, President Euro-CASE


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Euro-CASE Website

Euro-CASE Guidelines on advising Policy Makers and Society

SAPEA project

Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), European Commission

European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE)


Euro-CASE, the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering, is an independent nonprofit organisation of National Academies of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technologies from 23 European countries. acatech is one of Euro-CASE’s member academies. Through its member academies, Euro‐CASE has access to an interdisciplinary network of roughly 6000 experts from science and business. acatech Vice President Reinhard F. Hüttl has been President of Euro-CASE since May 2013. In this role, he is being supported by staff members at acatech's Berlin office.

Euro-CASE acts as an independent scientific partner of the European Institutions and national governments. The non-profit organisation aims at developing solutions to tackle global societal challenges and at providing evidence-based advice for political decision-making.

The European umbrella organisation focuses particularly on topics related to innovation and energy policy. During internal platform meetings and public workshops, representatives of the national academies convene regularly to discuss current topics in an interdisciplinary manner. The results are published in Euro-CASE position and discussion papers. The publications are presented to the interested public at the Euro-CASE Annual Conferences that are alternately organised by the Euro-CASE member academies.

Together with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE, USA), Euro-CASE is also organising the annual “EU-US Frontiers of Engineering“ symposium. It offers outstanding young engineers from the EU and the US the opportunity to exchange views on cutting-edge developments and interact across disciplines.


Euro-CASE Innovation Platform

Within the Innovation Platform, representatives of 12 academies develop analyses and policy options related to European innovation issues.


Euro-CASE Energy Platform

Experts from 16 academies work on scenarios of the future European energy and climate policy within the Energy Platform.


SAPEA Project

The EU project SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) brings together the expertise from more than 100 academies with hundreds of Fellows each that are organised in the five European Academy Networks Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE, and FEAM. The academies work within the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) which aims at providing independent scientific advice for EU policymaking. The project also aims at strengthening European and transdisciplinary cooperation between academies from more than 40 European countries.



Selected events and activities

Euro-CASE Annual Conference | 7-8/11/2017

The Euro-CASE 2017 conference on Cybersecurity took place in Poznań, Poland and was co-organised by the Polish Academy of Sciences, its Poznań Branch and Committee on Informatics, and the Poznań Supercomputing & Networking Center. It addressed the security aspects in cyberspace, paying special attention to critical infrastructures, protection of internet of things and industrial networks.


Reinhard F. Hüttl re-elected as Euro-CASE President for another three-year term | 15/11/16

Brussels, 15 November 2016. acatech president Reinhard F. Hüttl was re-elected as president at the Euro-CASE Annual conference in Lyngby, Denmark, on November 14, and will head the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering for another period of three years. He seeks to further strengthen the structures of Euro-CASE and to consolidate the role of the Academy Network as partner of the European Commission in providing evidence-based policy advice.


Euro-CASE Annual Conference | 2/11/2015

The Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation AcTI hosted the Euro-CASE Annual Conference 2015 in Delft. The conference provided a forum to explore the topic “Engineering Smart Cities of the Future” with a special focus on the influence of the digital industry on the behaviour of people in cities.



Energiewende meets Energy Union | 2/7/2015

How can the German energy transition and the European Energy Union be brought together and how could it produce effective incentives for climate protection? This question was the focus of the event "Energiewende meets Energy Union: Towards integration and sustainability" of the German Academy project Energy Systems of the Future (ESYS) and the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) on 2 July 2015 at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels. Representatives of the academies introduced science-based options for a European energy policy.



Digital Privacy Conference | 28/1/2015

On the occasion of the European Data Protection Day, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a Round Table on "Citizens' Rights in the Light of New Technologies and Commercial Needs“ in close cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).



Euro-CASE Annual Conference | 2-3/12/2014

More than 200 guests attended the Euro-CASE Annual Conference and the Evening Event on Energy and Climate Policies respectively on December 3 and 2, which for the first time was held in Brussels. Representatives of the European institutions met the Presidents and members of the Academies across Europe in the Belgian Academy Palace.



Workshops "2030 Science and Technology Foresight" | 27./28.03. & 1./2.04.2014

Euro-CASE nominated eight experts for the two-day workshop “2030 Science and Technology Foresight - what's in it for society". The results of the workshop contributed to the work of EU Commission President Barros’s Science & Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) and “The Future of Europe is Science" conference in Lisbon in October 2014 organised by the European Commission.More


Euro-CASE/JRC high-level Conference | 9/9/2013

Following the invitation by Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and the Joint Research Center (JRC), the presidents and experts of the European academies of science and engineering met with European Commission representatives from 16 Directorates-General.




Reinhard F. Hüttl elected as Euro-CASE President | 22/5/2013

In May 2013, Reinhard F. Hüttl was elected Euro-CASE President by the Euro-CASE Board. acatech President Hüttl succeeds the Swede Lena Treschow Torell.




Event on Energiewende | 26/11/2012

Europe is the key to a financially viable implementation of a transition to sustainable energy based on efficient regulatory policy in Germany. Experts from the worlds of science, business and politics discussed this aspect with EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger at an event organised by acatech in Brussels.



acatech presents EU Strategy in Brussels | 7/5/2012

A total of 230 guests accepted the invitation by Emilia Müller, Bavarian State Minister for Federal and European Affairs and acatech President Reinhard F. Hüttl to attend the kick-off event at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU on 7th May 2012.



Euro-CASE Annual Conference 2014