How is the nature of knowledge changing? What is the impact of the digital revolution on the roles of universities, academies and science advisors? Is democratisation of knowledge always a good thing? Professor Antonio Loprieno, ALLEA president, discusses these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA.
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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.
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.
ALLEA is looking for a part-time Human Resources and Administration Officer. The position is addressed to German-speaking candidates. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 December.
On 5 November, cultural historian Joep Leerssen and Laura Hood of The Conversation discussed why and how national cultures obstruct European politics. Joep Leerssen, 2020 Laureate of the ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, is one of the most remarkable figures in the critical analysis of ethnic and cultural stereotyping.
Professor Heuer is the Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and an experimental particle physicist. On 3 November at 11:00, Professor Heuer will answer your questions and discuss with you how to make politicians listen and understand science and why it is important live on YouTube.
In September, SAPEA – one of ALLEA’s flagship projects – launched a series of podcasts on science advice for policy. Invited experts and science advice practitioners reflect on how far we should rely on science to make political decisions, what makes a good science advisor, what to do when the evidence is incomplete or controversial, what happens when science advice goes wrong, and other questions on science-policy interactions.
The Polish Academy of Sciences published a book based on the contributions to the 2019 ALLEA conference organized at its Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in Warsaw. The texts collected in this volume focus on the Central-Eastern part of the European Union.
On 20 October the EU research ministers at a Ministerial Conference on the European Research Area adopted the Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research, thereby strengthening the protection of academic freedom in Europe.
ALLEA and its Science Education Working Group invite to three upcoming webinars related to current issues in science education. These events forerun a physical conference which was initially planned for January 2021 but was postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.