ALLEA Announces First Results of Support Programme for Ukrainian Science

The European Fund for Displaced Scientists Programme (EFDS) was set up to provide financial support for Ukrainian scientists and institutions that have been affected by the war. A total of up to 100 Ukrainian scientists will benefit from the programme.
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Fighting for Sustainable Science – One Lab at a Time

What can labs do to reduce their climate impact? In this interview, we talk to Martin Farley, Europe’s first full-time sustainable laboratory specialist, to understand the challenges and opportunities in the quest to improve the environmental impact of laboratories, one of the most resource and energy intensive spaces in academia.

Application for Membership to the German Young Academy is Open

Outstanding young scientists and artists can apply for a 5-year membership to Die Junge Akademie (German Young Academy). Applications for the 2023 selection can be submitted exclusively online until 15 November 2022 via the dedicated application platform.

Reforming Research Assessment: ALLEA Announces Further Support to Its Academies

ALLEA signed today the European Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment and announced in a new statement to further support its Member Academies with developing assessment criteria.

ALLEA Board Holds 2-day Meeting in Berlin

The ALLEA Board held a 2-day meeting in Berlin for their first in-person meeting of the year, following the confirmation of the new board last May.

Panel: Towards Climate Sustainability – Taking the Academic System from Evidence to Action

Academic institutions have long played a key role in providing evidence on the climate crisis. But what is the academic system itself doing with this evidence? ALLEA, the Swiss Embassy in Berlin and Die Junge Akademie are partnering to discuss how the academic system can move towards a more sustainable path during the Berlin Science Week.

Building an ERA that Fosters Freedom and Excellence

In a new statement, ALLEA sets priorities for building a new European Research Area (ERA) and for implementing the Policy Action Points developed in the ERA Transition Forum.
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Improving Inclusivity in Digital Education Requires a Systemic Approach that Addresses Teaching & Learning at Different Levels 

Today, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, responded to the European Commission’s Call for evidence on digital education and digital skills.

Job opening: ALLEA seeks Communications Officer

ALLEA is seeking a Communications Officer (part-time, 75% FTE) to join its team in Berlin for the duration of 14 months (1 November 2022 - 31 December 2023). Possible extension is subject to acquisition of additional project funds.

New Report: Responses from the European Higher Education to the Ukraine Crisis

The report includes important lessons and recommendations on how to support the science sector in Ukraine and in other countries affected by conflict and disaster.

“It Is Really Important for Experts to Know When They Are Helping and When They Are Making Things Worse”

Roger Pielke is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He holds degrees in mathematics, public policy and political science. In this interview, he touches upon key dilemmas of today’s expert advice practices for democracy, science communication and climate change.

New Report Explores the Ethics of Digital eXtended Reality, Neurotechnologies, and Climate Engineering

In June 2022, TechEthos (Ethics for Technologies with High Socio-Economic Impact), a Horizon 2020-funded project, published a draft report on the ethical issues that need to be considered for the three technology families under study - Digital eXtended Reality, Neurotechnologies, and Climate Engineering.

European Science Organisations Reach Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

Following a six-month co-creational process involving more than 350 European organisations from over 40 countries, an Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment has been reached and made public today. ALLEA has contributed to the Agreement as part of a core group of 20 research organisations that supported the drafting team throughout the process.

The Global Young Academy Has Launched a Call for New Members

The Global Young Academy (GYA) has launched a call for new members. The deadline for applications is 15 September, 18.00 (6 pm) UTC. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

Call for Applications for Ukrainian Academic Institutions Open

ALLEA has launched a call for applications to support Ukrainian academic institutions affected by the war. The call is part of the second funding line of the European Fund for Displaced Scientists programme, supported by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. Applications must be submitted by 15 August 2022.