The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities
ALLEA is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, representing more than 50 academies from over 40 countries in Europe. ALLEA operates at the interface of science, policy and society and speaks out on behalf of its members to promote science as a global public good.
Our activities aim to improve the conditions for research, to provide the best science advice available for citizens and policymakers, and to strengthen the role of science in society. In doing so, we channel the expertise of European academies for the benefit of the research community, decision-makers and the public. ALLEA produces science-based advice in response to societally relevant topics and encourages scientific reasoning and values through public engagement.
Member Academies are self-governing bodies of distinguished scholars drawn from all fields of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. They contain a unique human resource of intellectual excellence, experience and multidisciplinary knowledge dedicated to the advancement of science and scholarship in Europe and the world.
On 24 November, ALLEA and the Royal Irish Academy, held a webinar entitled "Can Climate Change Education save the planet? European perspectives" to address the role and importance of climate change education within both the European and the Irish context.
ALLEA, together with Re-Imagine Europa and EU-SAGE, is part of a new Task Force on "Sustainable Agriculture and Innovation" chaired by Carlos Moedas, former European Commissioner for Research, Science, and Innovation.
On 24 November, ALLEA together with the Royal Irish Academy will organise a webinar exploring European perspectives on climate change education. Findings from a recently published ALLEA report will be the starting point for discussing climate change education initiatives in Europe.
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts will organise an online panel discussion on the conclusions and recommendations of the recent KVAB-ALLEA symposium report “Genome Editing for Crop Improvement” on 3 December, at 16:00 CET. Registration for the event is open.
It has now been more than 4 years since the decision by the people of the United Kingdom to depart from the European Union. The European research community was united in shock upon receiving the results of the plebiscite and has since, with many voices and on many occasions, raised concerns that scientific collaboration should be looked at as a global concern rather than a political negotiation piece.
ALLEA expresses its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing – a great European statesman and life-long advocate of European integration. His work to uphold European values until his last days will live on. @ReImagineEuropa