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17.05.2024

Vote for Science: 5 Pledges for Candidates of the European Parliament Elections 2024

In the run up to the European Parliament Elections on 6-9 June 2024, Science Europe has launched our 'Vote for Science' Campaign advocating for political support for science research in the EU legislative agenda of the next 5 years. In the interests of securing this support, Science Europe encourages candidates for the European Parliament to consider and commit to 5 pledges to safeguard the future of European research and innovation.

17.05.2024

Vote for Science: Factsheet on Science Research in Europe

In the run up to the European Parliament Elections on 6-9 June 2024, Science Europe has launched our 'Vote for Science' Campaign advocating for political support for science research in the EU legislative agenda of the next 5 years. As part of our campaign, we've created a factsheet offering a look at the state of science research in Europe, to help voters in understanding how we are doing in supporting science across the areas of our 5 Pledges for Candidates.

02.05.2024

Science Europe's Initial Position: European Commission's Public Consultation on the White Paper on R&D on Dual-Use Technologies.

This initial position by Science Europe on ‘Dual-Use’ Research, was submitted on 30 April as a response to the European Commission Consultation on the White Paper on ‘Options for enhancing support for research and development involving technologies with dual-use potential’, following a preliminary discussion with our Governing Board and prior to a broader discussion with our Member Organisations in the context of our upcoming General Assembly Meeting.

25.04.2024

Action Plan Supporting CoARA

This action plan details the activities Science Europe undertakes to contribute to the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) in the coming years.

 

04.04.2024

Guidance on Science for Policy Activities

Science can and should support policy- and decision makers by providing rigorous evidence to increase understanding of problems and assess available options. This guidance aims to support the development of 'Science for Policy' activities in research organisations.

25.03.2024

Science Communications Conference Strategic Conclusions

Strategic conclusions from the 12 and 13 March High-level Conference 'Unlocking the Power of Science Communication in Policy Making', co-organised by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), and Science Europe.

06.03.2024

Report of the 2023 High Level Workshop on the ERA

This report presents the discussions and outcomes of the main and satellite events held as part of the 2023 High Level Workshop on the ERA. This edition of the event dealt with international scientific collaboration between Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, based on principles of reciprocity and equity.

20.02.2024

Report of the 2nd Diamond Open Access Conference

The event report of the second Diamond Open Access Conference (25–26 October 2023, Toluca, México), showcases good practices and policies for Diamond Open Access from across the world. The conference focused on the key features of infrastructure, policy development, governance, research evaluation and recognition, and sustainability.

08.02.2024

Science Europe Feedback on the implementation of the GDPR

Science Europe has provided feedback to the European Commission on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) through the call for evidence opened for the 2025 GDPR report.

01.02.2024

Practical Guide to Supporting Diversity in Research Environments

Science Europe’s new ‘Practical Guide to Supporting Diversity in Research Environments’ highlights key findings from a membership survey conducted in 2023, showcases good practices, and provides practical recommendations across topics such as positive action measures and the collection and use of diversity data. 

31.01.2024

Open Letter: European Research and Higher Education Organisations Call On Commission Not to Neglect Their Needs in Lawmaking

Science Europe, along with 7 other Organisations released an open letter today addressed to Ilze Juhansone, Secretary-General of the European Commission, and colleagues demanding the Commission prioritise research and education in its ex-ante impact assessment process.

19.01.2024

Joint Statement: Investing More in RD&I as a Strategic Move for Europe's Future Prosperity

Science Europe, EUA, and EARTO sent an Open Letter to European Commissioner for Innovation and Research Iliana Ivanova. The letter stresses the crucial role of EU R&I investments in addressing global challenges, boosting the EU's global competitiveness, and reinforcing its strategic autonomy.

07.12.2023

Statement on International Research Collaboration

This statement presents some of the high-level outcomes from the 2023 High Level Workshop on 'Challenges to Reciprocity and Equitable Collaboration between Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean'.

20.07.2023

Science Europe Calls for Caution in Discussing Phasing Out of the Use of Animals in Research

Science Europe supports the scientific community in calling for caution and nuance in approaching the issue of phasing out the use of animals in research, and endorses statements by several stakeholders.

30.06.2023

Research at the Heart of Europe’s Ambition – 2022 Annual Report

In 2022, Science Europe made significant contributions in various areas, including research culture, research assessment, open science, EU framework programmes, the green and digital transition, and science communication.

 

 

23.05.2023

Joint statement: Council conclusions on not-for-profit scholarly communication ecosystem

We welcome the adoption by the Council of the European Union (EU) of the conclusions on high-quality, transparent, open, trustworthy, and equitable scholarly publishing. As key public research and innovation actors in Europe, we are committed to supporting the development of a publicly owned, not-for-profit scholarly communication ecosystem in collaboration with policymakers in Europe and beyond.

 

04.05.2023

Science Europe Conference Report on Open Science

This report highlights the main ideas and insights that emerged from the 18 and 19 October 2022 Conference on Open Science, organised by Science Europe.

27.04.2023

Recognising What We Value: Recommendations on Recognition Systems

Researchers, research services, and other community members at Research Funding and Performing Organisations play a key role in establishing recognition systems through the research assessment processes that they implement. These recognition systems strongly contribute to determining what is understood as research quality and excellence. Based on the Science Europe Values Framework (published in July 2022), this paper provides practical recommendations and good practice examples detailing how research organisations can continuously improve the way they assess research and researchers. The recommendations help to embed our shared values and contribute to the evolution of research cultures in Europe.

 

20.04.2023

Interdisciplinarity for the Net-Zero Transition: the Perspectives of Universities and Research Organisations

This report presents the actions that universities and research organisations are taking to address the climate crisis and the challenges they face. These were presented at the symposium 'Interdisciplinarity for the Net-Zero Transition' of 3 November 2022, in the lead-up to COP27.

29.03.2023

Science–Policy in Action: Insights for the Green and Digital Transition

This report aims to identify activities for science-informed policy making, to map those funded and performed by Science Europe Member Organisations, and suggests some recommendations. It is based on a survey held among Science Europe Member Organisations and a subsequent focus group.

24.03.2023

How to Become an Effective Science-Policy Advisor? 16 Lessons Learned

How to become an effective science-policy advisor? The science-policy interactions have a longstanding relationship with complex dynamics. The COVID pandemic was only one of the ‘wicked problem’, where decision-makers called for science-informed advice. This report showcases 16 lessons learnt from the event Good Advice for (Young) Science-Policy Advisors, organised by Science Europe, FORMAS and Marie Curie Alumni Association on 29 April 2022.

22.02.2023

Science Europe Response to the Public Consultation on Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

On 22 February, Science Europe answered the European Commission’s consultation on the past, current, and future European R&I Framework Programmes. The response, developed in collaboration with the SE Working group on Horizon Europe reflects SE Member Organisations’ opinions and concerns regarding Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.  

16.12.2022

Report of the 2022 High Level Workshop on ERA: Research Ethics and Integrity in the Context of Public Engagement

The 2022 High Level Workshop on the ERA dealt with the topic of research ethics and integrity when engaging with various public audiences.

29.11.2022

Briefing Paper on EOSC: Federating Research Infrastructures in Europe for Fair Access to Data

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

09.11.2022

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.

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