News Archive 2015

New Copyright Communication: Science Europe Welcomes the EC Stand on Content Mining

(Brussels, 9 December 2015) Science Europe welcomes the European Commission’s position on Text and Data (Content) Mining in its new Communication ‘Towards a modern, more European copyright framework’, released today… read more


Research Integrity: What it Means, Why it Is Important and How we Might Protect it

(Brussels, 1 December 2015) As today’s EU Competitiveness Council’s is due to adopt Conclusions on research integrity, Science Europe publishes a comprehensive review of developments in research integrity across Europe and the US… read more


Professor Michael Matlosz Elected as the New President of Science Europe

(Brussels, 20 November 2015) Today the General Assembly of Science Europe has elected a new President, Vice Presidents, and Governing Board. “As the collective voice of its members, Science Europe makes a vital contribution to the development of dynamic and diverse European research in the world”, said Professor Matlosz… read more


Science Europe Supports ‘Science4Refugees’ Initiative

(Brussels, 2 November 2015) Science Europe welcomes and supports the ‘Science4Refugees’ initiative that the European Commission recently launched. The aim of this initiative is to link asylum-seeking and refugee scientists and researchers with scientific institutions that are interested in welcoming refugees and that have suitable positions available … read more


Science Europe Response to the European Commission’s Consultation on Simplification in Horizon 2020

(Brussels, 30 October 2015) Science Europe Working Group on Horizon 2020 has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the simplification of Horizon 2020. The response outlines areas where simplification has been a success in Horizon 2020, and those where there is room for improvement; it covers key general issues as well as basic funding models, the model grant agreement, review and award processes, guidance, and the IT interface… read more


A Common Scale for our Common Future: Exergy as the Measure to Assess and Compare Energy-efficiency Technologies

(Brussels, 21 September 2015) “The most secure, most affordable and most sustainable energy is that which is never used” says a newly released Opinion Paper by a Science Europe Scientific Committee. Exergy – which is the actual energy available for a certain use – rather than energy per se, however, is the quantity to be used as a real measure of the energy efficiency… read more


Science Europe Invites New Thinking on the Future of Joint Programming

(Brussels, 25 August 2015) Six years after the Lund Declaration on grand challenges and five years after the launch of the first Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), it is time for European policy makers and society at large to take stock of the past and chart the future of public policies addressing the grand challenges of our time…read more


Scientific Committee for Social Sciences Calls for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output

(Brussels, 13 July 2015) A new Opinion Paper has been published today by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences. The publication, entitled ‘The Need for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output’, addresses two audiences…read more


Science Europe Governing Board Appoints New Acting President

(Brussels, 10 July 2015) Science Europe has today announced the appointment of Dr.ir. Elisabeth Monard as its new Acting President. Dr Monard will be taking over from Professor Miguel Seabra with immediate effect…read more


Science Europe Signs New Joint Statement on ERA

(Brussels, 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


New Publication from Science Europe on Reasons to Care about Integrity in Research

(Brussels, 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


Open Letter on Research Infrastructures in the European Research Area

(Brussels, 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


New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap

(Brussels, 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


Science Europe Statement on the Establishment of a Scientific Advice Mechanism by the European Commission

(Brussels, 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


New Science Europe Principles on Open Access Publisher Services

(Brussels, 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


Science Europe Welcomes Protection of H2020 Budget

(Brussels, 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


Science Europe Statement on the use of EU Research Funds to Finance the European Fund for Strategic Investments

(Brussels, 19 March 2015) In December 2014 Science Europe issued a strong warning against cutting funding for Horizon 2020 in order to finance the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), stressing that diversion of resources away from research would undermine Europe’s capacity to secure long-term investment in excellent research and to innovate. Unfortunately, three months on, the threat of cuts to the EU research budget is more imminent and Science Europe therefore urgently calls for assertive action to avoid this. … read more


Scientific Committees Sign Joint Statement in Support of European Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Research

(Brussels, 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


New Opinion Paper on Innovation from Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for Engineering Sciences

(Brussels, 24 February 2015) A newly-released Opinion Paper by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for Engineering and Technical Sciences is a novel contribution to the debate on innovation. The Opinion Paper, written as a manifesto for research-based innovation, calls for the research system and the innovation system to be considered as mutually reinforcing, rather than one serving the other. … read more


ERA Stakeholders Joint Statement on the European Fund for Strategic Investments

(Brussels, 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 (EFSI)… read more

News

(24/03/17) Science Europe congratulates ALLEA on the release of the revised ‘European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity’... read more

(23/03/17) Science Europe, LERU, CESAER, and EUA, issue a statement calling on policy makers to provide new momentum for the European Research Area... read more

(09/03017) Science Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephan Kuster as its Acting Director... read more

(10/02/17) New joint Open Letter from European science organisations on mobility, transparency & openness... read more

(06/02/17) New practical guide on improving gender equality in research organisations... read more

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Discover the new practical guide to improving gender equality in research organisations... read more