Science Europe

Policy at Science Europe

The Research Funding and Research Performing Organisations that make up Science Europe share...
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The Scientific Committees

Science Europe will be informed and supported in its activities by six Scientific Committees, composed of highly authoritative academics....
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About Us

Science Europe is an association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO), based in Brussels. Its founding General Assembly took place in Berlin in October 2011.


Science Europe promotes the collective interests of the Research Funding and Research Performing Organisations of Europe. It supports its Member Organisations in their efforts to foster European research. It will strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) through its direct engagement with key partners. In doing so it will be informed by direct representation of all scientific communities in its reflections on policies, priorities and strategies.

It works and partners with other entities such as the European Universities, the European Academies, the European Scientific Intergovernmental Organisations and the European Commission to develop a coherent and inclusive ERA... read more


(14 August 2014) Open letter 'EU Data Protection Regulation: Vital economic and social research could be prevented': Europe needs a consistent Data Protection framework that protects individual privacy and the European Commission’s proposed Regulation provided this. 

(27 June 2014) Opinion Paper on 'Career Paths in Multidisciplinary Research', by the Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences Committee 

(28 May 2014) International Progress towards Open Access and Harmonised Scientific Careers at the Global Research Council - Science Europe – ANR Press Release

(20 May 2014) The General Assembly of Science Europe has unanimously elected Professor Miguel Seabra, President of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), as the next President of Science Europe. See the full Press Release

(22 April 2014) the Committees for the the Humanities and the Social Sciences sent a letter to the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on the integration of SSH in all Societal Challenges.


New brochure highlights key research priorities aiming at improving the world’s resilience to future impacts of global environmental change (May 2014)

Science Europe Roadmap is available.