Yearly archives for 2015

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation receives ALLEA President

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation receives ALLEA President

On 9 April 2015 the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr Carlos Moedas, invited the ALLEA President, Professor Günter Stock, to discuss a number of current issues and on-going developments in the science and research landscape in Europe. Among other topics, the discussions included the European Fund for Strategic Investment and ALLEA´s position […]

Newsletter 2015-01: The Role and Relevance of Science Education for Modern Societies

Newsletter 2015-01: The Role and Relevance of Science Education for Modern Societies

ALLEA’s recently released first newsletter of 2015 focusses on the topic “The Role and Relevance of Science Education for Modern Societies”. In this context, the newsletter features an interview with MEP Silvia Costa, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education as well as a section highlighting investigation-based science education (IBSE). This issue also reports […]

European Academy Organisations Sign Memorandum of Understanding

European Academy Organisations Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Download Press Release On 26 March 2015, the Presidents of five European academy organisations met in Berlin to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen inter-academy cooperation in Europe. The Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, who attended the meeting, said: “The Commission welcomes that the European academies are joining forces to […]

ALLEA co-organises debate on “Demographic Change in Europe” at the European Parliament

ALLEA co-organises debate on “Demographic Change in Europe” at the European Parliament

On Tuesday, 24 March 2015, ALLEA is participating in a debate jointly organised with the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). The event is taking place at 18:00 in the EPRS Library Reading Room on the premises of the European Parliament and focusses on the topic of demographic change, a […]

ALLEA supports the “Statement supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU” on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

ALLEA supports the “Statement supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU” on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes” prepared by the Wellcome Trust, the international charitable foundation dedicated to funding biomedical research and supporting the medical humanities. The European Directive was drafted in 2010 and regulates the use of animals when performing research. The statement, which […]

ALLEA supports British Academy recommendations on the regulation to establish the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

ALLEA supports British Academy recommendations on the regulation to establish the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

ALLEA, in view of the regulation proposed by the European Commission, and under discussion in the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, to establish the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which foresees a cut to the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 by €2.7 billion, fully endorses the following recommendations […]

Dame Helen Wallace to be awarded 2015 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values

Dame Helen Wallace to be awarded 2015 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values

In honour of her highly respected and extensive scholarly work on political studies and policy in Europe, Dame Helen Wallace will be the second scholar to be awarded the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values; a prize initiated by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities. Professor Wallace´s […]

ALLEA President Günter Stock Delivers Keynote Speech at Balzan Prizewinners’ Interdisciplinary Forum

ALLEA President Günter Stock Delivers Keynote Speech at Balzan Prizewinners’ Interdisciplinary Forum

On 21 November in Rome, the ALLEA President participated in the Balzan Prizewinners’ Interdisciplinary Forum, which was organised by the host, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, as well as the International Balzan Prize Foundation. Professor Günter Stock introduced the forum with a keynote lecture. In his speech, he underlined the advantages prestigious awards such as […]