The ALLEA Annual Report reviews the activities of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities from May 2020 to April 2021. The publication covers the activities of ALLEA working groups, projects, and events, including interviews with experts on the strategic programmes of ALLEA: Research Policy, Science Advice and Science & Society.
This reporting period was marked by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on science, ALLEA activities and working modes. In the foreword, ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno underlines that, in this context, “the value and inevitability of international research collaboration, the raison d’être of our federation, have once again been underscored. Open access and data sharing have accelerated Covid-19 research at unprecedented rates.”