Science Europe Founding Assembly

Photo of Matthias Kleiner and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn shaking hands.On 21 October 2011 European research organisations celebrated the founding of Science Europe in Berlin. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (the German Research Foundation) hosted and organised the launch event and the founding assembly in co-operation with the Science Europe Pilot Office. Forty-nine organisations participated in Science Europe’s Founding Assembly and elected the President, two Vice-Presidents and seven Board Members.

Founding Members

Seven organisations acted as founding members of Science Europe:

Presentations from the Launch

Welcome speech by Professor Matthias Kleiner, President of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

‘Science Europe: a Logical Piece in the Puzzle’, speech by Professor Imboden, President of the Research Council at the Swiss National Science Foundation and founding President of Science Europe

‘Research and Innovation: Addressing Common Challenges in Europe’, speech by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation

Speech by Professor Paul Boyle, President of Science Europe

Press Release: ‘Science Europe Founded to Strengthen Collaboration between Europe’s National Research Organisations’

Photos of the Founding Assembly:

Photos: © 2011 DFG/David Ausserhofer

News

(07/11/17) Science Europe calls for simplification in Policy Brief on Public-to-Public Partnerships…read more

(Tallinn, 12 October 2017) The Tallinn Call for Action is released today by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It repeats the recommendation from Science Europe’s July 2017 Position Statement ‘On A New Vision for More Meaningful Research Impact Assessment’. Read more

(26/09/17) European R&I community urgently calls to revise the TDM exception in the copyright reform... read more

(07/09/17) New Symposium Report on impact and the societal value of science... read more

(07/09/17) International coalition joins together to halt potentially harmful copyright reform... read more

Documents

The new Science Europe Policy Brief on Public-to-Public Partnerships (P2Ps) is out now…read more