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


(23 January 2015) Today CESAER, EARTO, EUA, LERU and Science Europe, members of the European Research Area Stakeholders Platform, are expressing their great concern regarding the European Commission’s proposed regulation for the new European Fund for Strategic Investments read more

(15 December 2014) Science Europe’s Scientific Committee on Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences has published a new Opinion Paper, entitled, ‘The Importance of International Collaboration for Fostering Frontier Research’. read more

(11 December 2014) Science Europe calls on the institutions and Member States of the European Union to safeguard Horizon 2020, the EU’s programme for research and innovation. read more

(8 December 2014) The SE Medical Sciences Committee has collaborated with Cancer Research UK, the European Public Health Alliance, the European Patients' Forum, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine, the Wellcome Trust and the British Heart Foundation to create a European Data in Health Research Alliance. See the website here.

(7 November 2014) Just published: Position Statement on Priority One of the 2012 ERA Communication: 'More Effective National Research Systems' - See also the Press Release: '‘The Diversity and Richness of the Different European Research Systems are a Strength’, says Science Europe

(31 October 2014) Open Letter of the Governing Board of Science Europe on the Value of Science - See also the Press Release: 'Funding for Research: a Call on European Leaders to Maintain their Commitments'

(30 September 2014) Science Europe Response to the European Commission Consultation on 'Science 2.0': Science in Transition

(1 September 2014) As of today, 1 September 2014, Professor Miguel Seabra, President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, takes up his role as the new President of Science Europe.

(14 August 2014) Open letter 'EU Data Protection Regulation: Vital economic and social research could be prevented'


(4 September 2014) New Opinion Paper of the Humanities Committee on the ‘The Human Factor in the 2014-2015 Work Programme of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges'