NEWS

ALLEA President at the Black Sea University Network (BSUN) Congress

On 13-15 October 2021, ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno delivered a virtual keynote at this years' Black Sea University Network (BSUN) Congress, hosted in a hybrid format by the American University of Armenia (AUA).

ALLEA Responds to European Commission Consultation on New Genomic Techniques

On 21 October 2021, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on ‘legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques (NGTs)’.

Dare to Know! ALLEA at the Berlin Science Week

ALLEA is proud to be part of the Berlin Science Week for a second year. The science festival provides international scientists and science driven organisations with a stage to share insights into current topics, discuss grand challenges and envision the future together.

“A Transition to Climate Sustainability Requires a Change in Culture in Science”

Climate sustainability in academia is emerging as a pending, urgent task for all research institutions and individuals. How can science reduce its own emissions without compromising excellence and international collaboration? Can the academia travel culture be re-examined and transformed into a more sustainable model?

Presenting PERITIA’s European Student Competition on Youth on Trust

The EU-funded project PERITIA is organising a special Youth on Trust Awards for 2022. The competition invites students from across Europe to share their views in a forum where their voices can be heard on the topic of trust in our social and political life. ALLEA is one of the organisers of this initiative.

Stellenausschreibung: Mitarbeiter*in für Personal- und Verwaltungsangelegenheiten

ALLEA, der europäische Dachverband der Wissenschaftsakademien, sucht für die Geschäftsstelle in Berlin zum 1. Januar 2022 als Elternzeitvertretung (Teilzeit) bis zum 30. April 2023 eine/n Mitarbeiter*in für Personal-und Verwaltungsangelegenheiten (Human Resources and Administration Officer).

Genome Editing Beyond the EU: A Global Conversation

On Thursday 5 October, ALLEA participated in an online Expert Committee meeting of the Re-Imagine Europa-led Task Force on "Sustainable Agriculture and Innovation" to exchange international perspectives on regulatory systems for new genomic techniques in agriculture.

What Europeans Think About Science and Technology

What are the overall attitudes of European citizens towards science & technology? How do Europeans view the role of science in their own lives and in society at large? At the ALLEA Digital Salon, we take a closer look at the latest  Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens' knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology' to find data-driven answers to these questions.

PERITIA Lectures on Trust in an Age of Disinformation

The EU-funded project PERITIA is about to start the second part of its lectures series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Hosted by the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life and the American University of Armenia, the series explores the concept of trust and truth in light of current events. The lectures start on 21 September and will run every second Tuesday, until November 2021.

Law, Human Rights & Climate Change: A Conversation with Helen Keller

The 2021 laureate of the Madame de Staël Prize, Professor Helen Keller, shares some insights into her work as a scholar of law and as a judge, having previously worked at the UN Human Rights Committee and at the European Court of Human Rights, where she served as judge between 2011-2020. She also tells us what winning the Madame de Staël Prize means to her and what her current research focuses on.

ALLEA Participates in Workshop on the Future of ERA Governance

On 2 September, ALLEA participated in a workshop on the future governance of the European Research Area (ERA) organised by the Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU in Brussels. The event is part of the programme of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Job Offer: Digital Communications Officer at SAPEA

SAPEA is currently seeking a Digital Communications Officer to join its team in Brussels as soon as possible on a part-time basis. SAPEA is seeking to strongly increase the scope and impact of our digital communications, to promote a wider understanding of our activities, support our events, and lead conversations about science and policy in a wide range of public and stakeholder audiences.

Refrain from Creating New IP Rights for Machine-Generated Data, ALLEA Asks EU Institutions

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, urges the European Commission and other EU institutions to refrain from introducing any new Intellectual Property (IP) right that would protect “machine-generated data”, in order to ensure unfettered access to data that is essential to many fields of science.

ALLEA Endorses Statement Calling for Action to Help Researchers in Afghanistan

ALLEA has endorsed a statement by Scholars at Risk Europe calling on European Governments and EU Institutions to help scholars, researchers, and civil society organisations in Afghanistan. The joint call urges to secure their lives and careers and proposes some concrete recommendations to take action.

Nature Medicine Comment on International Health Data Transfer Published

The lead authors of the ALLEA, FEAM and EASAC report ‘International Sharing of Personal Health Data for Research’ published a Comment in the journal Nature Medicine on 2 August. The piece summarises the key takeaways of the joint report, including an assessment of the legal challenges in sharing personal health data with researchers outside the EU/European Economic Area (EEA).