(Brussels, 13 February 2014) Reviews of previous European funding framework programmes have shown that Social Sciences and Humanities research has produced outputs of the highest academic standards. The Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences urges the social sciences communities to seize the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 and to take the lead where appropriate... read more
(Brussels, 29 January 2014) The Science Europe Scientific Committee for Medical Sciences supports a statement shared with several other research organisations, calling for a proportionate mechanism for protecting privacy, while enabling health and scientific research to continue. The statement was also signed by two members of Science Europe: the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and the UK Medical Research Council (MRC).
The full document.
(Brussels, 9 December 2013) Today a significant group of European public research organisations present their vision of the road ahead for European research policy. The ‘Science Europe Roadmap’ is the result of extensive discussion and consultation on a wide range of research policy areas between more than 50 research funders and performers from across Europe... read more
The full text of the Science Europe Roadmap
(Brussels, 18 November 2013) On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Berlin Open Access Declaration and just ahead of the conference organised for it in Berlin by the Max Planck Society, the Science Europe Humanities Scientific Committee is publishing an Opinion Paper that recognises Open Access as the way forward for Humanities disciplines... read more
The Opinion Paper 'Open Access Opportunities for the Humanities'
European and US Research Collaboration and Mobility Patterns: Science Europe and Elsevier Release Comprehensive Study
(12 September 2013) Science Europe and Elsevier today released a new report that for the first time provides a comprehensive view of the European and US research mobility and collaboration landscapes: ’Comparative Benchmarking of European and US Research Collaboration and Researcher Mobility’... read more
Roundtable in the European Parliament: ‘Data Protection Regulation: Keeping Health Research Alive in the EU’
On 17 September 2013, Science Europe, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EUAPM), the Wellcome Trust and the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) organised a joint workshop at the European Parliament, in Brussels. The Joint Briefing is now available.
On this matter, please also refer to the Opinion Paper of the Science Europe Scientific Committee on Medical Sciences ‘The Benefits of Personal Data Processing for Medical Sciences in the Context of Protection of Patient Privacy and Safety’.
Horizon 2020: Getting the Cost System Right
(4 June 2013) As the ‘Trialogue’ negotiations over the Rules for Participation for Horizon 2020 continue, Science Europe stresses that it is essential that the outcome of the debate is an appropriate funding regime which represents real simplification for participants. There is an urgent need for clarification on the funding model; this includes a clear definition of what constitutes ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ costs, as well as a ‘full cost’ alternative to flat-rate funding... read more
Science and Personal Data: Reconciling the Protection of Individual Rights to Privacy with the Needs of Scientific Research
(8 May 2013) With the EU institutions currently debating the proposal for an EU Regulation on data protection, Science Europe has just released a Position Statement highlighting the need to reconcile the protection of individual rights to privacy with the safe processing of personal data for scientific research... read more
Full text of Science Europe Position Statement on the Proposed European General Data Protection Regulation
Full text of the Medical Sciences Committee Opinion Paper: The Benefits of Personal Data Processing for Medical Sciences in the Context of Protection of Patient Privacy and Safety
Increasing Access to Science Results: Science Europe Adopts Principles - Press Release
(29 April 2013) For the first time since the debate on Open Access to scientific publication has taken off, the major European Research Funding and Performing Organisations have agreed on a common set of ‘Principles’ that should guide the transition to Open Access to research publications... read more
Science Europe announces the launch of its Scientific Committee for Medical Sciences - Press Release
(24 April 2013) Science Europe is pleased to announce the launch of its Scientific Committee for Medical Sciences, composed of 13 highly-qualified European academics representing a broad range of disciplines in biomedical research... read more
Full list of the Medical Committee's Members.
The Essential Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020 - Press Release
(21 January 2013) With the future EU budget for research still under negotiation, Science Europe has released a Position Statement with recommendations on the importance of the appropriate inclusion of social sciences and humanities within Horizon 2020, the dedicated research and innovation programme... read more
Science Europe held its One-year Anniversary celebration
On 22 November 2012 Science Europe celebrated its first anniversary in a joint evening reception with the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Brussels. Participants included several representatives from the European Commission and members from other stakeholder organisations.
See also a photo gallery from the reception.
Science Europe Calls on EU Leaders to Safeguard Europe’s Future by Protecting its Research and Innovation Budget - Press Release
(14 November 2012) Ahead of the EU summit on 22 and 23 November devoted to the European budget for the next seven years, Science Europe has issued a Position Statement calling for adequate funding for research and innovation at European level... read more
Open Access to Publications and Research Integrity: Keys to Research Excellence in Europe and Globally - Press Release
(22 October 2012) Open Access to scientific publications and good practices in research (Research Integrity) are at the heart of the discussions that are taking place today in Brussels among high-level representatives of the European scientific community. Some 85 European experts from national research councils, research performing organisations, universities, academies and stakeholder initiatives have been invited by Science Europe to attend the European Regional Working Group meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC)... read more
Dialogue and Co-operation for a Strong European Research Area - Press Release
(17 July 2012) On the occasion of signing a Joint Statement on the European Research Area (ERA) with the European Commission and other stakeholder organisations, Science Europe reaffirms its commitment to strengthen the ERA through direct engagement with key partners as well as by facilitating co-operation and co-ordination amongst members... read more
Speech by Professor Paul Boyle, President of Science Europe at the Joint Statement signing ceremony
Leading Scientists to Help Shape Research Policy Development at Science Europe - Press Release
(11 July 2012) Science Europe, the newly established association of both Performing and Funding Research Organisations across Europe, is pleased to announce the nomination of six eminent European professors as Chairs of its Scientific Committees... read more
First Director appointed - Press Release
(8 February 2012) Amanda Crowfoot, current Director of the UK Research Office (UKRO) in Brussels, was appointed the first Director of Science Europe. She will take up her position on 26 March 2012... read more
High-Level Workshop on ERA in Bled/Slovenia
(19-20 January 2012) On 19 and 20 January 2012, the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) in co-operation with the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Science Europe organized a high-level workshop in which more than sixty Ministers as well as high-ranking representatives of Science Europe Member Organisations and the European Commission participated. The overall topic of the workshop was the future of the European Research Area (ERA) and how Science Europe and its Members, the European Union and the Member and Associated States can co-operate to realise ERA.
The Practical Guide to Three Approaches to Cross-border Collaboration has just been published (30 January 2014)
Science Europe Roadmap is available.