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


(10 March 2014) On 5 March the Faroese Research Council adopted Science Europe Principles for the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications.

(19 February 2014) Science Europe together with CESAER and NordForsk, is organising a session on 'The ERA Partnership as backbone of the European innovation eco-system(s)', at the
forthcoming EC Innovation Convention (10 March from 14:00 to 15:15).

(13 February 2014) Open Letter by the Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences urging the social sciences communities to seize the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020.

(29 January 2014) Science Europe Medical Scientific Committee signs a joint call to the EU institutions to 'Protect health and scientific research in the Data Protection Regulation'.

(13 December 2013) Joint commitment to achieving ERA reaffirmed - The European Commission and organisations representing key research organisations and funding bodies, including Science Europe, have today reaffirmed their joint commitment to ERA. See the full Press Release

(3 December 2013) The presentations given at the European regional meeting in preparation of the Global Research Council 2014, held in Paris on 30 October, are now available

(18 November 2013) 'Open Access Opportunities for the Humanities' - an Opinion Paper from the Humanities Scientific Committee, accompanied by a Press Release

(20 September 2013) Just published: 'Humanities in the Societal Challenges - 12 Compelling Cases for Policymakers'

(12 September 2013) European and US Research Collaboration and Mobility Patterns: Science Europe and Elsevier Release Comprehensive Study - See Press Release and the Full Report


The Practical Guide to Three Approaches to Cross-border Collaboration has just been published (30 January 2014)

Science Europe Roadmap is available.