This report compiles a summary of ALLEA’s activities from May 2019 to April 2020. During this period, the federation continued its work on policy-for-science by publishing a wide range of statements and reports speaking up for researchers and scientists. It also strengthened its activities in the science-for-policy field on a variety of topics. It led a SAPEA project dedicated to review the social science evidence on how to ensure the transition towards a sustainable food system for the EU. Other relevant science advice projects included a report on data governance with the Royal Society and a symposium on genome editing with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. An important part of this year’s efforts also involved the enlargement of its programme on science communications via two new initiatives, PERITIA and Fact or Fake.