The general assembly annually convenes academies of sciences and humanities from almost 40 countries across the Council of Europe region. General assemblies are hosted by ALLEA Member Academies and the programme typically consists of the internal business meeting of academy delegates, and a scientific symposium that is open to the public. The symposium explores pressing topics from the fields of science, society, and policy, and provides a platform for international, interdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral debate. The business meeting addresses governance, strategy, and policy matters and is restricted to member academies’ delegates.

The last ALLEA General Assembly, including the public symposium ‘European Research Collaboration in a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: How Open Can We Be?,’ took place on 22–23 May 2024 in Berlin, Germany.

The next ALLEA General Assembly will take place on 3–4 June 2025 in Copenhagen, Denmark, kindly hosted by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Past General Assemblies