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Climate Change Education Webinar

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.

New Task Force on “Sustainable Agriculture and Innovation” launched

ALLEA, together with Re-Imagine Europa and EU-SAGE, is part of a new Task Force on "Sustainable Agriculture and Innovation" chaired by Carlos Moedas, former European Commissioner for Research, Science, and Innovation.

Can Climate Change Education save the planet? Programme of the webinar is on-line

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.

KVAB online panel discussion: Genome editing for crop improvement

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts will organise an online panel discussion on the conclusions and recommendations of the recent  KVAB-ALLEA symposium report “Genome Editing for Crop Improvement” on 3 December, at 16:00 CET. Registration for the event is open.

Science Does Not Have a Passport

It has now been more than 4 years since the decision by the people of the United Kingdom to depart from the European Union. The European research community was united in shock upon receiving the results of the plebiscite and has since, with many voices and on many occasions, raised concerns that scientific collaboration should be looked at as a global concern rather than a political negotiation piece.

Job Offer: German-speaking Human Resources and Administration Officer

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 recruitment@allea.org by 6 December.

Job Offer: Scientific Policy Officer (2 positions)

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, is currently seeking two Scientific Policy Officers (f/m/d) to join its team in Berlin from January 2021 for the duration of two years.

ALLEA webinar on cultural memories & nationalist sentiments –  recording is on-line

 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.

ALLEA President contributes to JRC workshop on science for policy

ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno participated in the Joint Research Centre (JRC) workshop “Science for policymaking by national academies" on 4 November. The workshop is part to the JRC virtual series entitled "Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe".

New PERITIA video: Why Trust Experts?

Our EU-funded research project PERITIA has launched a new animation video, “Why Trust Experts?“. Inspired by their principal investigator Maria Baghramian’s article “Trust in Experts: Why and Why Not”, the video invites everyone to reflect on the role of expertise in our daily lives.

Academies’ report reviews debate on genome editing for crop improvement

The new ALLEA report "Genome Editing for Crop Improvement" presents the state of the art of scientific evidence in the field and explores paths to harmonise EU legislation with recent scientific developments, while particularly considering relevant ethical and societal considerations.

Everything you wanted to ask about science advice #AskRolf

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.

SAPEA Science for policy podcast

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.

Europe on test: the onus of the past – conference publication

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.

ALLEA welcomes Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research

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.