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


(20 November 2015) Science Europe has a new President and new Governing Board... read more

(2 November 2015) Science Europe welcomes and supports the ‘Science4Refugees’ initiative that the European Commission recently launched... read more

(30 October 2015) Science Europe Response to the European Commission's Consultation on Simplification in Horizon 2020... read more

(21 September 2015) “The most secure, most affordable and most sustainable energy is that which is never used” says a newly released Opinion Paper by a Science Europe Scientific Committee... read more

(25 August 2015) Science Europe Invites New Thinking on the Future of Joint Programming - New Position Statement by Science Europe 'On the Role and Future of Joint Programming'... read more

(13 July 2015) A new Opinion Paper has been published today by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences. The publication, entitled ‘The Need for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output’, addresses two more


September 2015: 'A Common Scale for Our Common Future: Exergy, a Thermodynamic Metric for Energy': Exergy is the resource of value, the energy available for work; a measure of both the quality and quantity of available energy. Exergy analysis not only tells the truth about energy efficiency, but, in an extended perspective, potentially leads to resource accounting on a global scale: a common scale for our common future.