The 14th edition of the High Level Workshop on the ERA is hosted by the SNSF and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. It focuses on research ethics and integrity in the context of public engagement.
Support for Ukraine
Science Europe and its Member Organisations again express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Many of its Member Organisations haven spoken out and are taking action to support Ukraine and its researchers, as do other organisations in the research and higher education sector. We have created overviews of these statements and actions:
Science Europe is the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe.
We bring together the expertise of some of the largest and best-known research organisations in the world to jointly push the frontiers of how scientific research is produced and delivers benefits to society.
We advocate science and the scientific community to help build the European Research Area and shape the global scientific agenda.
With members from 30 EU and non-EU countries and from all parts of Europe, we speak with a truly European voice.
40 member organisations
Bringing together research funding and research performing organisations.
22.4 bn €
Our members make a significant contribution to European scientific research and are crucial stakeholders in European science and research policymaking
Science Europe is organising a conference on Open Science. Institutional leaders, researchers at all stages of their careers, and experts from the field are invited to discuss whether Open Science is ready to become the norm in research, and how to ensure an equitable transition.
For Science Europe, 2021 was a very important year: the association celebrated its 10th year of existence. Founded in 2011, it has grown into a respected and influential voice in the European research policy debate. Moreover, we published a new Strategy Plan for 2021–2026, which maps our collective objectives and sets a specific yet flexible action framework over the next five years.
Ahead of discussions on 4 July in the European Parliament, Science Europe highlights its concerns regarding the potential impact of the Digital Services Act on the research and education sectors and the legal uncertainty that it is likely to create.
On 22 June, the co-initiators of the Stick to Science initiative have sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, asking her to intervene urgently in the critical issue for science created by the delay of the association of the United Kingdom and Switzerland to Horizon Europe.
Science Europe will contribute to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 with sessions on several key topics: the green and digital transition, research careers, open science, and the reform of research assessment systems.
Science Europe launches a vision for science communication and commits to working with its member organisations to strengthen their capacity and to support their efforts to communicate research more effectively.
Science Europe launches a framework of shared values that serve as a guide to contribute to fostering a forward-looking research culture within the European Research Area, and globally.
Reaction to the Council Conclusions on Research Assessment and the Implementation of Open Science Policies
The Council Conclusions are an important step in recognising the relevance of Open Science and reforming research assessment, which are two essential elements of the cultural shift that are necessary to put research quality and openness are the cornerstones of positive research cultures.
Ministers sign off joint positions on international cooperation, research assessment, open science and Horizon Europe missions in Luxembourg meeting
Science Europe welcomes the Council Conclusions on research assessment and open science as they recognise the need for a renewed approach to research policies and practices to evolve towards a more positive research culture.
The National Research Foundation of Ukraine and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are new members of Science Europe
We are pleased to welcome the National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) as members of Science Europe.
After months of negotiations, research stakeholders in the EU are getting close to an agreement on a set of principles and commitments for reforming the way research outputs are evaluated.
On the occasion of the Science Day organised by the National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU), Science Europe and its Member Organisations again express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine.