Posts in category ALLEA News

ALLEA experts discuss new editorial series ‘Europa’ in Rome

ALLEA experts discuss new editorial series ‘Europa’ in Rome

A new book series of the ‘Europa’ editorial delves into the legal, political, scientific, cultural and social dimensions of the European utopia and its future. ALLEA, jointly with its Member Academies, contributed to the discussion of the first three volumes in a conference that complements the series ‘Europe on Test’ During a conference hosted by […]

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe publish joint statement on academic freedom and institutional autonomy

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe publish joint statement on academic freedom and institutional autonomy

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe call to protect academic freedom and safeguard institutional autonomy by providing and honouring sound regulatory frameworks ALLEA, the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement today on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions. The three partners, representing […]

Economist Mariana Mazzucato, Winner of the 2019 Madame de Staël Prize

Economist Mariana Mazzucato, Winner of the 2019 Madame de Staël Prize

The jury praised her novel thinking, challenging conventional wisdom in the understanding of the role of the state in public policy and innovation. The prize worth €20,000, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, is awarded annually by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, to eminent scholars and intellectuals whose […]

ALLEA submits feedback to Plan S

ALLEA submits feedback to Plan S

 ALLEA has submitted feedback to the implementation guidance of Plan S put forth by cOAlition S in late 2018. Feedback on the implementation guidance has now closed. In order to promote a discussion of the likely impacts of Plan S and to help shape the future of open access, ALLEA has submitted its feedback to the ‘Guidance on […]

ALLEA reinforces its calls to protect the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

ALLEA reinforces its calls to protect the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In response to the ongoing and severely threatening infringements by the Hungarian government on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ALLEA has published today a statement calling to protect the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the academy. Read the full statement

ALLEA 2019 General Assembly: Registration is now open

ALLEA 2019 General Assembly: Registration is now open

You can now register to participate in the 2019 ALLEA General Assembly, which will be hosted by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences on 8-10 May in the city of Bern. On this occasion, we will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of ALLEA. The ALLEA General Assembly convenes academies of sciences and humanities from 40 […]

Trust in Science in a Digital World: New Mechanisms Needed

Trust in Science in a Digital World: New Mechanisms Needed

ALLEA published the discussion paper “Trust in Science and Changing Landscapes of Communication” today. The paper examines how the increasing use of social media and other digital transformations affect and challenge trust relations between science, media and society.   In response to these challenges, the paper discusses the development of new tools for fact-checking and […]

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

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

The ALLEA discussion paper “Trust Within Science: Dynamics and Norms of Knowledge Production” is now available. It was drafted by experts from the ALLEA Working Group Truth, Trust and Expertise. The publication reflects on some specific approaches that academic research can adopt towards the common goal of producing reliable, reproducible and trustworthy scientific evidence. It […]

Conference Proceedings: Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise

Conference Proceedings: Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise

The conference proceedings present the topics discussed in the symposium “Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise”, held in the context of ALLEA’s General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia on 16 May 2018 The symposium addressed the challenges posed to science in its role as a trusted source of evidence […]

SAPEA report: Evidence on microplastics does not yet point to widespread risk

SAPEA report: Evidence on microplastics does not yet point to widespread risk

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has published an Evidence Review Report today with the aim of informing the forthcoming Scientific Opinion from the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors on the issue of microplastics. According to the report, the best available evidence suggests that microplastics and nanoplastics do not pose a […]