Posts in category ALLEA News

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 […]

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 […]