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Nominations Open for 2025 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Life Science and Mathematics

In collaboration with ALLEA, the Breakthrough Prize is releasing the call for nominations for the 2025 awards in fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics.

ALLEA Announces Date and Theme for 2024 General Assembly in Berlin

ALLEA is delighted to announce its forthcoming 2024 General Assembly, scheduled to convene in Berlin on 22–23 May 2024, celebrating the organisation's 30th anniversary and co-hosted by its German member academies.

ALLEA Ceases Activities on X/Twitter

After careful consideration, ALLEA has decided to cease communication activities on X, formerly known as Twitter, starting from January 2024. ALLEA's commitment to academic freedom and science as a global public good is at the core of its activities, and X’s current policies don’t align with its mission.

ALLEA Outlines Its Vision for the Future of European Research and Innovation

Today, ALLEA published a statement on the guiding principles for the forthcoming 10th European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10), outlining a transformative vision for European Research and Innovation (R&I).

New ALLEA Report Highlights the Evolution of Digital Practices in the Humanities

In an era marked by rapid advancements in technology and an increasing emphasis on Open and digital outputs, the humanities have seen a significant transformation in their scholarly practices. To address, evaluate and recognise these changes, the report ‘Recognising Digital Scholarly Outputs in the Humanities’ sheds light on the evolving landscape of digital humanities scholarship.

TechEthos Holds Final Policy Event on Ethics for the Green and Digital Transition

The event highlighted ongoing ethical debates, as well as current and expected EU policy debates on the societal and ethical impacts of new and emerging technologies.

ALLEA Participates in EU-Funded Project to Support Reforms in Research Assessment 

In October 2023, a consortium of European research stakeholder organisations embarked on a Horizon Europe-funded project in order to bring research assessment beyond its simplistic reliance on quantitative indicators.

CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti Awarded ALLEA’s 2023 Madame de Staël Prize

ALLEA is proud to announce that particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti has been awarded the 2023 Madame de Staël Prize for European Values in recognition of her remarkable scientific achievements and her exemplary leadership as Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

ALLEA Addresses Dangerous and Exploitative Predatory Publishing Practices during International Open Access Week

Open access publishing has grown globally in the past two decades, but it has also led to challenges such as predatory journals. This ALLEA statement provides guidelines and calls for collective efforts within the research community to combat subpar publication standards and uphold research integrity.

ALLEA Working Group Gathers in Tirana to Shape Future of European Research Area and FP10

On 13 October 2023, the ALLEA Working Group on the European Research Area (ERA) convened a hybrid meeting in Tirana, hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Albania.

Framework Programme 10: ALLEA Advocates for Widening Scientific Cooperation and Freedom of Research

In a recent stakeholder consultation, ALLEA submitted guiding principles to the European Commission for the development of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (currently referred to as ‘Framework Programme 10’), the successor of Horizon Europe.

Building Bridges, Dismantling Barriers: UK Association to Horizon Europe

ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno underscores the importance of global scientific collaboration and applauds the landmark agreement between the EU and the UK for its positive impact.

ALLEA Welcomes Motion for European Parliament Resolution on Freedom of Scientific Research

ALLEA extends support for a recent motion for a resolution to protect the freedom of scientific research in the European Union more effectively. The motion contains a request for an act to create a legal framework aimed at protecting the freedom of scientific research in Europe as defined in the Bonn Declaration.

2nd Ukraine Conference Report Published

In March 2023, ALLEA and the ISC hosted a second conference on the Ukraine crisis, resulting in the publication of a report that affirms previous recommendations and explores ways for the international science community to support initiatives during crises.

What is the Role of Research in Crises? A Summary of the 2023 ALLEA General Assembly

The 2023 ALLEA General Assembly was held on 22-23 June at the Royal Society in London, and was attended by more than 260 participants.