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Systemic reforms and further consultation needed to make Plan S a success

Systemic reforms and further consultation needed to make Plan S a success

ALLEA welcomes the ambition of the coalition of European research funders to move the scientific publishing system towards open access; however, broader consultation with all parties is required during the implementation phase. Concurrent reforms of the systems for research evaluation and career progression are needed to minimise unintended consequences of Plan S for early career […]

ALLEA paper on the impact of SSH presented at EU Council Presidency Conference

ALLEA paper on the impact of SSH presented at EU Council Presidency Conference

Seeking to shape the next EU science and innovation programme Horizon Europe, ALLEA presented a paper at last week’s Austrian EU Council Presidency conference in Vienna. The document underlines the need for understanding innovation as a factor to transform society, presents new approaches to integrate the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and calls for a […]

Nominations for 2020 Breakthrough Prize are now open

Nominations for 2020 Breakthrough Prize are now open

The Breakthrough Prize, in partnership with ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, announces the opening of public nominations for the 2020 Breakthrough Prizes in the fields of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The partnership, now in its third year, encourages European nominations for world’s largest science prize. For the third […]

ALLEA publishes Italian, Portuguese, Slovak and Slovenian translations of the European Code of Conduct

ALLEA publishes Italian, Portuguese, Slovak and Slovenian translations of the European Code of Conduct

A new set of translations of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity has been published on November  2018 with the support of the European Commission’s Translation Services and ALLEA Member Academies. ALLEA has just released four new translations of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The newly available translations are in […]

A Nordic perspective on Europe

How have Nordic values contributed to our idea of Europe? On 14 November 2018, the Council of Finnish Academies invited speakers from Finland, Denmark, Sweden,Norway and Great Britain to take a Nordic perspective on questions of identity, nationalism, migration and populism in Europe.

ALLEA, FEAM and KNAW publish symposium report on health inequalities

ALLEA, FEAM and KNAW publish symposium report on health inequalities

ALLEA, jointly with the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), published the report “Health Inequalities: an interdisciplinary exploration of socioeconomic position, health and causality” today. The publication summarises the main findings of a recent symposium organised by the KNAW in Amsterdam. The report is […]

Interview with Richard Catlow: “My vision of a data-enabled Europe is that it improves the quality of life of its citizens”

Interview with Richard Catlow: “My vision of a data-enabled Europe is that it improves the quality of life of its citizens”

Professor Richard Catlow, Royal Society Foreign Secretary and Vice-President, talked with ALLEA about the motivation behind the ALLEA-Royal Society conference “Flourishing in a data enabled Europe” held on 1-2 November 2018 at Chicheley Hall, United Kingdom. As Chair of the Organising Committee of this initiative, Prof Catlow shared with us his vision on what academies and scientists […]

ALLEA-Royal Society conference: Living a good digital life in a data-enabled Europe

ALLEA-Royal Society conference: Living a good digital life in a data-enabled Europe

In this fast-paced environment where technology is an irreplaceable attribute to our modern-day societies, questions about the flows of data we exchange via multiple devices that we own, the electronic residue we leave behind while browsing the internet and the final destination of this data often remain unanswered. At the same time, new applications of […]

Tallinn conference delves on the Advisory Role of Academies in the Information-Rich Society

Tallinn conference delves on the Advisory Role of Academies in the Information-Rich Society

While the production of new knowledge has been and remains a cornerstone of the Academy, a rapidly growing task of a contemporary academy is providing scientific advice. The conference “Advisory Role of Academies in the Information-Rich Society”, which took place on 22-23 October at the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, provided a platform for […]

ALLEA series ‘Europe on Test: Narratives of Union and Disunion’ launched with first conference in Göttingen

ALLEA series ‘Europe on Test: Narratives of Union and Disunion’ launched with first conference in Göttingen

The process of European integration has arrived at a crossroads. Events like the Eurozone crisis, disagreements on migration and the Brexit referendum call for reflections and reassessments of the ideational and political foundations of Europe. What has held Europeans together and what is dividing them? What kind of Europe do we want to create? Inspired […]