What role do European academies play in building bridges between the production of knowledge and its diffusion to society? How can they contribute to anchoring the values of the Enlightenment upon which scientific progress is based? ALLEA celebrated its 25th anniversary addressing those key questions through a two-day commemorative and scientific programme hosted by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences in Bern on 8-9 May.
Among the keynotes of the event, we welcomed EU Director-General for Research and Innovation Jean-Eric Paquet, ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and the 2019 Madame de Staël Prize laureate, Economist Mariana Mazzucato.
This event was part of the ALLEA General Assembly, the annual meeting of European Academies that brings together representatives of more than 50 academies from over 40 countries in Europe.
Read our summary of the event here
Watch the livestream of the speeches, presentations and panel discussions here