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 providesa 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 next General Assembly is scheduled for 22–23 May 2024 and will be hosted in Berlin.It will be hosted by its three German academies: German National Academy of Sciences – LeopoldinaUnion of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and German Young Academy – Die Junge Akademie.

The last ALLEA General Assembly ‘‘Crises and the Importance of Research: How Prepared Can We Be?’ took place on 22–23 June 2023 and was hosted by the British Academy, the Learned Society of Wales, the Royal Society, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Past General Assemblies