Monthly archives for May, 2018

ALLEA publishes Discussion Paper on Loss of Trust in Science and Expertise

ALLEA publishes Discussion Paper on Loss of Trust in Science and Expertise

The discussion paper focusses on how trust in expertise is placed or refused, highlights the affective dimension of epistemic trust, and discusses the danger of a ‘context collapse’ in digital communication. Experts from academies across Europe reflect on the current situation in which expertise and particularly research and science operate in societies today, and what […]

Health Inequalities – how do different disciplines deal with it?

Health Inequalities – how do different disciplines deal with it?

The symposium “Health Inequalities – an interdisciplinary discussion on socioeconomic status, health and causality” took place on 24 May in Amsterdam. This event was featured by a joint project initiated by ALLEA in cooperation with the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The symposium gathered […]

SAPEA provides evidence for the European Commission on Carbon Capture and Utilisation technologies

SAPEA provides evidence for the European Commission  on Carbon Capture and Utilisation technologies

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has published its second Evidence Review Report titled Novel Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies: research and climate aspects. The report explores whether Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies have the potential to contribute significantly to mitigating the effects of climate change. As an integral part of the […]

New recommendations on Open Data in Science in Europe

New recommendations on Open Data in Science in Europe

Recommendations put forth by the European Members of the International Council for Science The European Members of the International Council for Science (ICSU) have released a statement containing a series of recommendations concerning Open Data in Science. The recommendations aim to make data more easily accessible to researchers, so as to enhance the overall quality […]

Antonio Loprieno becomes the new President of ALLEA

Antonio Loprieno becomes the new President of ALLEA

The President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and former rector of the University of Basel takes over the Presidency of ALLEA for the 2018-2021 term during the General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Professor Antonio Loprieno assumed the Presidency of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, ALLEA […]

Andrea Pető receives the 2018 ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize

Andrea Pető receives the 2018 ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize

European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel awarded the Prize to Andrea Pető, Professor of the Central European University, during a festive ceremony at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia. Andrea Pető, Professor at the Department of Gender Studies of the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), received the 2018 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize […]

Trust in Expertise: Spectra of Science and Knowledge Production

Trust in Expertise: Spectra of Science and Knowledge Production

On 15 May, the ALLEA Working Group Truth, Trust & Expertise held its second of three thematic Workshops at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia. Chaired by Professor Ed Noort, Co-Chair of the Working Group, this workshop discussed the role of science and research in relation to the trustworthiness of methods and evidence across […]

SAPEA Vacancy Head of Communications

SAPEA Vacancy Head of Communications

ALLEA (All European Academies) is seeking a full time Head of Communications for the EU-funded project “Science Advice for Policy by the European Academies” (SAPEA) Download Job description Conditions and resources Starting date: As soon as possible, ideally 1 July 2018 End date: 31 October 2020 (provisional termination of SAPEA grant) Location: Brussels, Belgium Contract […]

Antonio Loprieno is the new president of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Antonio Loprieno is the new president of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Antonio Loprieno, Professor of History of Institutions and former Rector of the University of Basel, was appointed as Maurice Campagna’s successor on 1 May 2018. At their meeting on 18 October 2017, the delegates of Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences elected Professor Antonio Loprieno to be the next president of the Swiss Academies of […]

The future partnership between UK and EU countries after Brexit

The future partnership between UK and EU countries after Brexit

On 29-30 January 2018, representatives of European research academies convened at the Royal Society at Chicheley Hall to discuss the potential of future partnerships and collaboration between UK and EU academies after Brexit. ALLEA was represented in the meeting by its President, Professor Günter Stock. One result from this meeting was the statement “An ambitious and close future […]