Together with UKRI, Science Europe is organising the European Regional Meeting of the Global Research Council to provide input to the 2023 GRC Annual Meeting.
One of the most prominent initiatives in the digital and open transition of research is EOSC. This federation of existing research data infrastructures in Europe aims to create a web of FAIR data and related services for research
Registration for the Round Table on Reforming Research Assessment is now open. Participation to the round table will be open to anyone interested, and will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, taking into account the venue’s maximum capacity.
The 14th edition of the High Level Workshop on the ERA was hosted by the SNSF and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. It focused on research ethics and integrity in the context of public engagement.
Science Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China share a goal to promote science as a key enabler for sustainable development. They organised a joint policy workshop to strategically discuss how to address global challenges during a paradigm shift in science.
Talent Retention: How can Europe tackle the challenges of Brain Drain and Capacity Building in EU-13 countries?
Several initiatives attempt to bridge the R&I gap between Eastern and Western Europe, including the European Commission's €3.3bn "Widening" plan, and the relaunched ERA. Implementation remains difficult, however. Science Europe sponsored and co-organised the first regional event of the new Science|Business Widening Initiative to address this issue.
Science Europe Recommendations to Reduce Research and Innovation Disparities and Foster Brain Circulation
Substantial discrepancies exist between European R&I capacities, and these are at risk of increasing. Leveraging the potential of Europe's existing talent, developing new capacities, and optimising and spreading R&I benefits are more important than ever. This Science Europe report makes a number of recommendations to support this.
Ahead of COP27 (the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference), leading European research and university organisations have joined forces to renew the call for collective, common global efforts for climate action, launched last year.
They are proposing a systemic approach where universities, national research performing organisations and research funding organisations work together, involving policy-makers, the business sector and non-governmental organisations, in Europe and globally.
The ‘Science Europe Conference on Open Science’ was held on 18 and 19 October 2022 in Brussels, Belgium and online. The conference programme featured 36 speakers across 4 keynote presentations, 2 panel discussions, and 14 breakout sessions. In total, close to 600 participants attended the event.
Science Europe participates in an OECD Expert Group on ‘Very Large Research Infrastructures’ (VLRIs), and as a satellite meeting of the main International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2022), the Expert Group met in Brno (Czech Republic) on 17 October to host a workshop dedicated to the topics of VLRI financing, impact, and long-term strategies.