In times of crisis and uncertainty reliable science is more important than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge and international efforts and swift exchange of reliable data and information are needed to combat it. People turn to scientists for advice and guidance so it is all the more important for academies of sciences to inform the public and to fulfil their role towards society.
ALLEA has expanded its activities to address the challenges ahead. Some of our projects were reoriented to take into account new aspects resulting from the pandemic, others focused on science communications and combatting science disinformation from their very beginning but have included COVID-19 as their primary area of interest.