Breakthrough Prize Opens Public Nominations for Its 2022 Prizes

The public nomination period for the 2022 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics is now open. Nominations can be submitted online until 1 April 2021.

Expert Workshop on Causality of Health Inequalities Held Online

On 2 December, a second workshop on Health Inequalities in Europe gathered over 50 participants online. Together, they analysed and debated new approaches to assessing causality in an interdisciplinary dialogue.
Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust

PERITIA Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust

How can we characterise the affective nature of trust? How can we explain the ethical demands that arise from deliberately making yourself vulnerable by trusting someone? Read the new PERITIA Special Issue of the International Journal of Philosophical Studies.

“Inoculating People Against Being Manipulated Will Be Crucial”

What are the main approaches to win the fight against misinformation? And how do the fact-checking methods applied by social media platforms affect the actual spread of conspiracy myths? Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of cognitive science at the University of Bristol, gives an insight into current research on trust in science and why it is essential to foster deliberative communication formats.

Book release: “Women in European Academies — From Patronae Scientiarum to Path-Breakers”

ALLEA released the book “Women in European Academies — From Patronae Scientiarum to Path-Breakers” today. Published by De Gruyter, the volume examines the lives and achievements of women who played determining roles in the history of European academies and in the development of modern science in Europe.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Online

 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".

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.