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ALLEA publishes statement on “The Text and Data Mining Exception”

ALLEA publishes statement on “The Text and Data Mining Exception”

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights calls for a broader exception for Text and Data Mining in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market ALLEA calls, in a statement published on 15 November 2017, for a broader exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in the proposed Directive on copyright […]

New statement on the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe

New statement on the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights warns that recent scientific progress might pose new legislative challenges concerning the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells. ALLEA warns in a statement published today that, in light of recent scientific progress in human embryonic stem cells, parts of the reasoning of a 2014 judgement […]

ALLEA President-elect will be next President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

ALLEA President-elect will be next President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

ALLEA President-elect Antonio Loprieno will be the next President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Loprieno, a reputed scholar in Egyptology, Linguistics and Semitic languages, and former rector of the University of Basel, will assume his position in May 2018. The electoral commission said that the Swiss Academies have chosen a “highly distinguished […]

New ALLEA Working Group on “Truth, Trust and Expertise”

New ALLEA Working Group on “Truth, Trust and Expertise”

Is there a crisis of trust in science? How can and should valid knowledge be acquired? How should the complexity and the processes of science be communicated in an era of digital communications? How are different disciplines dealing with these challenges? ALLEA is addressing these and more questions in its newly formed working group, which […]

Crossing Boundaries: New Approaches to Science for Policy in Europe

Crossing Boundaries: New Approaches to Science for Policy in Europe

SAPEA, the European Academy consortium within the European Scientific Advice Mechanism, organised a symposium on new approaches to science for policy in the Estonian Academy of Sciences On 13 October 2017 SAPEA organised a one-day symposium titled Crossing Boundaries: New approaches to science for policy in Europe at the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn. […]

European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society

European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society

ALLEA President and Chair of SAPEA Günter Stock participated in a conference on the impact of research organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council.   The Estonian Research Agency held a high-level conference in Tallinn titled “European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society” on 12 October 2017 as part […]

50th Anniversary of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts

50th Anniversary of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts

ALLEA Vice President Daniela Jezova participated in the 50th Anniversary of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts and congratulated the academy in a festive ceremony at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet.   On 9 October 2017 the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA) celebrated its great jubilee with a full-day scientific and festive […]

African and European Academies join forces to improve science teaching in schools

African and European Academies join forces to improve science teaching in schools

The third AEMASE conference held at the Académie des sciences in Paris on 3-4 October 2017, supported by ALLEA, brought together experts, educators and policy-makers from 30 countries across both continents to elaborate strategies and actions for the improvement of science education in Africa, the Mediterranean region and Europe. ALLEA, via its Working Group Science […]

ENERI lays foundation for European training platform for research integrity

ENERI lays foundation for European training platform for research integrity

On 28/29 September 2017 the ENERI (European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity) project hosted their first stakeholder workshop on Research Ethics and Research Integrity in Athens. The aim of the workshop was to bring together practitioners in Research Ethics and Research Integrity (RE/RI) from across Europe to discuss existing infrastructures and challenges in […]

ALLEA Prize used to set up “Fund Lenaerts-Grimonprez” for a stronger EU dimension at school

ALLEA Prize used to set up “Fund Lenaerts-Grimonprez” for a stronger EU dimension at school

Koen Lenaerts, Professor of the University of Leuven and President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, was awarded the 2017 ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values in Budapest at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 4 September 2017 On 4 September 2017, Koen Lenaerts was awarded the 2017 All European Academies Madame […]

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