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.

Mission

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

News

(23 June 2015) Science Europe has signed a new Joint Statement to work in partnership with the Commission and four other stakeholder organisations towards the European Research Area...read more

(22 June 2015) A new brochure has been published by Science Europe’s Working Group on Research Integrity. The brochure, entitled ‘Seven Reasons to Care about Integrity in Research’, sets out the key reasons why research organisations care about promoting research integrity amongst their community...read more

(19 June 2015) In the context of the discussions on the ERA Roadmap and its governance, Science Europe wishes to highlight the importance of research infrastructures within the ERA. The forthcoming conference 'Opening up to an ERA of Innovation' (22 and 23 June 2015, Brussels) also offers a great opportunity...read more

(29 May 2015) Science Europe congratulates the European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC) for today’s endorsement of the ‘European Research Area Roadmap 2015-2020’ by the Competitiveness Council. read more

(19 May 2015) Science Europe welcomes the recent announcement by the European Commission of its intention to put in place a Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) to ensure provision of independent scientific advice. read more 

(27 April 2015) At its General Assembly meeting in Vienna on 15 April, Science Europe’s members - comprising 50 major public research organisations in Europe - adopted four new common principles on Open Access Publisher Services. read more.

(22 April 2015) Science Europe welcomes the decision by the European Parliament’s Committees on Industry, Energy and Research (ITRE), Budget (BUDG) and Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) to protect the Horizon 2020 budget from a proposal to reallocate part of its funds for the EFSI plan. read more

(19 March 2015) Today Science Europe is expressing its support for the growing number of calls from the scientific community – including its own Member Organisations – to preserve Horizon 2020, and in particular European Research Council (ERC), budgets. read more

(4 March 2015) Science Europe's Scientific Committees for Medical Sciences and Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences have signed a joint statement supporting the European Directive 2010/63/EU (“Directive”) on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes..read more

Documents

(24 February 2015) New Opinion Paper of the Engineering Sciences Committee on Empowering Researchers to Provide Societal Value: Towards Innovation Communities that Leverage Excellence-focused Research.