Yearly archives for 2016

New ALLEA Working Group to provide input to post-Horizon 2020

New ALLEA Working Group to provide input to post-Horizon 2020

A new ALLEA Working Group called “Framework Programme 9” will develop suggestions for the successor EU Framework for Research and Innovation that will come into force after the conclusion of Horizon 2020. The Group will engage with Academies, relevant EU institutions and stakeholders to ensure that the interests of the scientific community are taken into […]

European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project

European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project

On 13 December 2016, Presidents of the five European academy networks that make up the SAPEA project consortium joined the Director-General for Research and Innovation, Dr Robert-Jan Smits, for the official launch of SAPEA in Brussels. More than 100 academies across Europe will contribute to the European Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), which provides independent, transdisciplinary […]

Final ALLEA Board Meeting of 2016 held at Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade

Final ALLEA Board Meeting of 2016 held at Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade

At its fourth and last meeting of 2016, the ALLEA Board came together in Belgrade from 1-2 December, on the kind invitation of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA). The ALLEA meeting was held simultaneously to the international symposium “National Academies of Sciences and Arts in the 21st Century”, organised by the Serbian […]

PWGSE meeting in Oslo and Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels

PWGSE meeting in Oslo and Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels

In their second meeting of 2016, the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science & Ethics met on the kind invitation of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters at their academy building in Oslo on 30/31 October. Former ALLEA Board Member and General Secretary of the academy, Professor Øivind Andersen welcomed the group and introduced […]

ALLEA congratulates Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina on its 65th anniversary

ALLEA congratulates Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina on its 65th anniversary

Vice President Daniela Jezova represented ALLEA at the Academy’s commemorative ceremony that took place under the auspices of the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ALLEA Vice President Daniela Jezova spoke in Sarajevo on 28 October during the official ceremony organised to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Academy of Sciences and Arts […]

Science Academy Istanbul’s Statement on Academics Dismissed from Public Service

On 3 October 2016 Bilim Akademisi (The Science Academy, Turkey) Executive Board issued a statement on academics dismissed from public service following the attempted coup d’état in Turkey last July. To access the statement please visit the academy’s website here

Georgian National Academy of Sciences hosts ALLEA Board in Tbilisi

Georgian National Academy of Sciences hosts ALLEA Board in Tbilisi

The Georgian National Academy of Sciences kindly invited the ALLEA Board to hold their Board Meeting in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, where the attending members paid special attention to ongoing ALLEA activities and discussed future activities for the academies. The President of the academy, Academician Giorgi Kvesitadze welcomed the ALLEA Board on the first day […]

European Academies’ Statement: Science is Global

On the occasion of the ESOF conference in Manchester 2016, Europe’s Academies celebrate the value of science and research. Many of today’s most pressing challenges are global ones. International science and research collaborations greatly enhance the knowledge and tools we need to tackle them. This means institutions from across Europe need to be free to […]

ALLEA rejects the attempted coup d’état and calls for the Republic of Turkey to respect academic freedom and autonomy

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, rejects all non-constitutional and violent attempts to threaten the democracies in the Council of Europe region, which is the host region to the ALLEA member academies, and indeed all over the world. Consequently, ALLEA strongly condemns the attempted coup d’état by factions of the Turkish […]

ALLEA supports Statement “Research and Innovation: after the EU referendum” by British and Irish academies

ALLEA fully supports the statement “Research and Innovation: after the EU Referendum”, released by seven Academies on the British Isles including five ALLEA Member Academies, and calls upon all parties involved in the Brexit negotiation process to ensure that existing cooperation agreements are not violated and that on-going scientific collaborations and exchanges of researchers continue […]