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“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.

Statement by the ALLEA Board on the Suspension of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

In light of the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine initiated by the Russian government and supported by the Belarusian government, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, has decided to suspend the membership of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Statement in Support of Ukraine, its Citizens and Academics

Today, the ALLEA Presidency has released a statement in support of Ukraine, its citizens and academics. The statement is a response to the ongoing military incursion by Russia into the country. ALLEA expresses its deep concern for the safety of our academic colleagues.

Two Generations on Women in Science Day: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Valerie Domcke

“Because I was a girl, I was not expected to do science. I was expected to learn cookery and needlework”, says Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman who discovered radio pulsars and changed the way we look at the universe. She is one of the two interviewees that we brought together on today’s International Day on Women and Girls in Science.

The Race against Time for Smarter Development – A European Perspective

The UNESCO Science Report monitors trends in science governance worldwide to identify which development path countries are following. The latest 758-page UNESCO Science Report “The race against time for smarter development” provides an inventory of global efforts to move towards a digital and sustainable society and explores how countries are using science to realise a digitally and ecologically smart future.

ALLEA Supports the #StickToScience Movement

ALLEA has joined the movement ‘Stick to Science’ calling for open and barrier-free collaboration among Europe’s research and innovation (R&I) actors. The initiative is a response to the delayed progress in the EU research association agreements with Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

ALLEA Joins the European Commission Coalition on Research Assessment Reform

ALLEA has joined the European Commission’s core group working on reforming research assessment. The group will support the drafting of an agreement led by the European University Association, Science Europe and the European Commission on key issues and timelines for implementing changes.

Online Panel: Climate Sustainability in the Academic System

The ALLEA online panel 'Climate Sustainability in the Academic System - the Why and the How', held on 1 Feb 2022, offered an overview of the current levels of CO2-equivalent emmissions that can be tied to specific academic work, and the steps that universities, research centres, funding institutions as well as individual students and researchers can take to reduce their climate impact.

Reducing Health Inequalities Is a Matter of Swimming against the Current

Reducing health inequalities is very much a matter of “swimming against the current”, says Professor Johan Mackenbach, Chair of the scientific committee of the ALLEA-FEAM report Health Inequalities Research: New Methods, Better Insights? "When societies become more unequal, as they do in many European countries, it is very hard to stop the health consequences of these inequalities from widening", he explains in this interview for the ALLEA Digital Salon.

Registration for the Symposium ‘Transforming Science’ Is Now Open

The registration for the symposium ‘Transforming Science: Pathways Towards Sustainability and Trustworthiness’ is now open. The event will take place in Brussels and online on 11-12 May 2022. Scientists, policymakers and professionals from across Europe will join to discuss current trends pressing science in light of the transformations occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.