Digital Salon

Many great scientific projects start with one talk between two people. People take a break, the coffee is warm, and one idea pops up. The art of conversation helps wondering, sparks constructive questions, creates connections, reinforces trust. In today’s accelerated times, a pause to breathe, talk, and listen seems critical. The ALLEA Digital Salon opens a space for this. It explores science one conversation at a time. We invite experts, members, and friends to bring their fresh ideas in an open dialogue for debate. Original interviews, analyses, and commentary will look into the areas of our work: Research Policy, Science Advice, and Science & Society. Welcome and join the conversation!

Diverging Narratives of Democracy in Europe

“If you have a kind of conception of democracy based on a national popular sovereignty, then you do not necessarily see populism as a problem”, argues Peter J. Verovšek in a conversation with us on the diverging narratives of democracy across Europe.

“Climate Action is Slow for a Combination of Understandable Reasons”

Climate action has been far too slow. Why? The obvious answer: distrust of the science. Yet, even in places where the scientific findings have been accepted, and even as scepticism is waning, the response remains sluggish. Philosopher Philip Kitcher sheds a light on some of the forces that continue to hold climate action back.

Towards a New European Research Area — Interview with Kerstin Sahlin

Professor Kerstin Sahlin (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) is Professor of Public Management in the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University. She is also the Chair of the new ALLEA Working Group on the European Research Area, which celebrated its first meeting on 7 October.

What Europeans Think About Science and Technology

What are the overall attitudes of European citizens towards science & technology? How do Europeans view the role of science in their own lives and in society at large? At the ALLEA Digital Salon, we take a closer look at the latest  Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens' knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology' to find data-driven answers to these questions.

Law, Human Rights & Climate Change: A Conversation with Helen Keller

The 2021 laureate of the Madame de Staël Prize, Professor Helen Keller, shares some insights into her work as a scholar of law and as a judge, having previously worked at the UN Human Rights Committee and at the European Court of Human Rights, where she served as judge between 2011-2020. She also tells us what winning the Madame de Staël Prize means to her and what her current research focuses on.

Videos and Illustrations of Science Communication Conference Available

ALLEA and the German science communication organisation Wissenschaft im Dialog organised an international conference on the Future of Science Communication last June. Videos and graphic recordings of the sessions are now available. Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, the event brought together different approaches from research and practice to science communication.

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We are looking forward to the contributions from @carlymclachlan, Director of @TyndallManc, at the ALLEA online panel 'Climate Sustainability in the Academic System' 🎓🌱

📆 1 Feb 2022, 15:00-17:00 CET

Registration is open! ➡️ https://allea.org/climate-sustainability-in-the-academic-system-the-why-and-the-how/

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