News Archive 2015

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

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

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

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

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 (see: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/science4refugees)… read more

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

The 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

“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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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