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ALLEA Launches Call for Applications for the European Fund for Displaced Scientists

ALLEA launched the call for applications for the European Fund for Displaced Scientists (EFDS). This call pertains to Funding Line 1 of the EFDS, set up to support academic institutions in Europe that are accepting Ukrainian scholars displaced by the war.

Transforming Science: Pathways Towards Sustainability and Trustworthiness

The ALLEA symposium ‘Transforming Science: Pathways Towards Sustainability and Trustworthiness’ brought together leading scientists, policymakers and research managers in Brussels to discuss the transformations the scientific system must address to be ready for future crisis after the Covid-19 pandemic.

New ALLEA Board Elected

The new ALLEA Board was announced during the annual business meeting held as part of the ALLEA General Assembly on 11 May 2022 in Brussels.

The Future of Science Communication Conference: Bringing Science Communicators and Researchers Together

ALLEA and Wissenschaft im Dialog hosted the second Future of Science Communication Conference (FSCC 2.0) in Brussels, which was attended by academics, policymakers, and practitioners to learn from renowned experts in the burgeoning field.

The Academic System Is Not Exempt from Imperatives to Transition to Climate Sustainability

A new ALLEA report delves into academia’s impact on the climate through its own operations from the perspective of various stakeholders that play a key role in shaping the academic system. The report goes on to make a series of tailored recommendations to mitigate detrimental effects.

Science with Society: The SCISO Project

What measures can scientists take to make their work more trustworthy? What tools are available to increase and improve the dialogue between science and society? These are the questions that the Global Young Academy's SCISO Project seeks to answer. In this interview, Professor Lisa Herzog explains the vision and mission of the SCISO Project.

ALLEA Open Science Task Force to Be Represented in Upcoming Events

ALLEA’s Open Science Task Force has been invited to participate in several upcoming events to present their latest work and vision on Open Science practises. The task force will be represented by its chair and ALLEA Vice President, Professor Luke Drury.

Patent System Needs Adjustment to Harmonize with Open Science Objectives, European Academies say

A new ALLEA statement examines the current patent system in the context of the ideals and objectives of open science and recommends, among others, the introduction of grace periods in patent applications to make knowledge open as early as possible.

ALLEA Working Group European Research Area meets in Stockholm

The ALLEA Working Group European Research Area (ERA) met on 6 April in Stockholm for its first in-person meeting. Representatives of European Academies gathered at the premises of the Royal Swedish Academy as well as remotely to discuss the most pressing issues facing research policy in the European Union.

“We Have to Be Ready to Support Ukrainian Researchers as Long as Necessary”

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the world, the international scientific community has mobilised fast to provide displaced scholars with immediate assistance. Professor Paweł Rowiński, Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and member of the ALLEA Board, shares the current experience of the Polish Academy in providing support to Ukrainian scientists.

Breakthrough Prize Foundation Partners with ALLEA To Support Scientists Forced to Leave Ukraine

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced that it is extending its existing partnership with ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, with a donation of funds to support scientists and scientific institutions impacted by the war in Ukraine.

ALLEA Joins InsSciDE Conference on Science Diplomacy

ALLEA has been invited to join this year's InsSciDE’s conference, held on 22-24 March at the premises of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. InsSciDE’s third open conference focused on the Global South and explored crucial themes in Europe’s relationships to the many emergent poles of scientific expertise and influence.

“Science Communication Is How Society Talks About Science”

The increasing amount and spreading capacity of online disinformation coupled with the ongoing global pandemic have made the need to improve the way we communicate science painfully clear. Seeking to dissect the importance of increasing and improving communication channels between science and society, we interviewed Professor Massimiano Bucchi, one of the leading European scholars on the science of science communication.

Czech Translation of ‘Fact or Fake? Tackling Science Disinformation’ is Now Available

In March 2022, ALLEA published the Czech translation of its Discussion Paper 'Fact or Fake? Tackling Science Disinformation', which was translated in partnership with the Czech Academy of Sciences. The paper describes and discusses the problems and the consequences of science disinformation in three areas of concern, namely climate change, vaccines and pandemics, and what we can do to increase awareness and minimise harm caused by the spread of disinformation.

ALLEA and ENYAs Join Forces at Upcoming Annual Meetings in Brussels

The landscape of European National Young Academies (ENYAs) is rapidly evolving, with new alliances for connecting young scientists and scholars being established and expanded throughout Europe. ALLEA welcomes these developments and acknowledges that combining efforts in shaping the European research ecosystem is crucial for researchers of all generations to flourish.