Yearly archives for 2014

Statement of principles released – Private sponsoring in the science enterprise, trust in science and academic freedom

Statement of principles released – Private sponsoring in the science enterprise, trust in science and academic freedom

The ALLEA Working Group on Science and Ethics just released a statement on “Private sponsoring in the science enterprise, trust in science and academic freedom” that includes the legal provisions for academic freedom in the ALLEA member countries. The statement, initiated by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and reviewed by the ALLEA Working […]

ALLEA urges the President of the European Commission to maintain budget for Horizon 2020 programme in view of the proposal for a European Fund for Strategic Investments

ALLEA urges the President of the European Commission to maintain budget for Horizon 2020 programme in view of the proposal for a European Fund for Strategic Investments

In a letter sent to Jean-Claude Juncker on 9 December 2014, the ALLEA President responded to the proposal for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which aims to boost job creation and economic recovery in Europe. While ALLEA principally supports the Commission´s efforts to fuel sustainable growth and prosperity in the European Union, as […]

Report Release: AEMASE International Conference on Science Education

Report Release: AEMASE International Conference on Science Education

An excellent science and research system is directly related to the quality of its science education system, which has a monumental impact on the careers – and numbers – of future young scientists, researchers and innovators. This is true for all countries regardless of the stage of their development. A sound science education system accelerates […]

Science Policy after the European Elections – ALLEA newsletter release

Science Policy after the European Elections – ALLEA newsletter release

ALLEA recently released its third and final newsletter for the year 2014, focussing on matters surrounding the topic “Science Policy after the European Elections”. The newsletter features a comprehensive look at key science policy makers on the EU level, recent changes and trends, and an interview with MEP and Chair of the Committee on Industry, […]

ALLEA Board Meeting at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

ALLEA Board Meeting at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The ALLEA Board met in Jerusalem on the premises of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities from 3 – 4 December 2014. Further to the reporting session on recent, current, and future ALLEA activities as well as on-going and planned future initiatives and projects by ALLEA´s five working groups, the meeting focused on ALLEA´s […]

ALLEA president takes part in the Euro-CASE Annual Conference

ALLEA president takes part in the Euro-CASE Annual Conference

The Annual Conference on “Evidence-based Policy Advice and Innovation Policy beyond Horizon 2020” of the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) took place on 3 December 2014 in Brussels and was attended by over 200 invited guests. At the conference, the Presidents of ALLEA, EASAC and Euro-CASE, declared their commitment […]

ALLEA invited to the Stakeholder Workshop “Embedding Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020”

ALLEA invited to the Stakeholder Workshop “Embedding Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020”

On 27 November 2014 the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has invited high-level participants to take part in the invitation-only Stakeholder Workshop “Embedding Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020”. A limited number of eminent experts from international scientific organisations met representatives from the European Commission, particularly from its Directorate-General for Research and […]

Joint Meeting of ALLEA Permanent Working Groups Science & Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights

Joint Meeting of ALLEA Permanent Working Groups Science & Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights

Following an agreement at the ALLEA General Assembly in Oslo in April 2014, the two ALLEA permanent working groups on Science & Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), held a first-ever joint meeting in Munich on 24 November 2014.  The meeting sought to provide opportunities for closer interactions between the expert groups and to identify […]

Permanent Working Group on Science & Ethics meets at Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona and visits the “la Caixa” foundation’s science museum

Permanent Working Group on Science & Ethics meets at Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona and visits the “la Caixa” foundation’s science museum

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science & Ethics (PWGSE) met in Barcelona on 17 October 2014. On the day prior to the meeting, members of the PWGSE listened to a presentation by la Fundación Bancaria “la Caixa”‘s scientific director about the foundation´s activities in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), followed by […]

ALLEA Board meeting at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia

ALLEA Board meeting at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia

The ALLEA Board met in Sofia on the premises of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) from 16 – 17 September. At its third meeting of 2014, the Board discussed, inter alia, recent, current, and future ALLEA activities as well as on-going and planned future initiatives and projects by ALLEA´s five working groups. The meeting […]