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05.07.2024

10 Key Messages for the 10th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10)

This position paper discusses the successes and challenges of Horizon Europe and proposes ways forward to increase investment in R&I, while preserving academic freedom, open science, international collaboration, and R&I integration as foundational principles for the upcoming Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10).

05.06.2024

Multi-annual Action Plan 2021-2026

This Multi-annual Action Plan proposes a series of framework actions to guide the implementation of the Science Europe Strategy Plan 2021–2026 in line with the association's updated vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities. The Action Plan was updated in June 2024.

04.06.2024

Research Matters Open Letter: A call to strengthen research and innovation in Europe

Science Europe has joined other research and higher education organisations in a call to increase and strengthen investment for research and innovation at European and national level and protect R&I budgets, as part of the Research Matters campaign. 

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.

25.03.2024

Science Communication 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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.  

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.

19.10.2022

Open Science As Part of a Well-Functioning Research System

Science Europe and its members support Open Science as part of a well-functioning research system. This paper sets the direction for an open and seamless collaboration between research actors and involvement of societal parties where relevant.

01.07.2022

Science Europe 2021 Annual Report

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.

30.06.2022

A Digital Legislation That Works for Science?

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.

05.04.2022

Statement on the exemption of not-for-profit educational and scientific repositories, digital archives, and libraries from the Digital Services Act

Research organisations, libraries, repositories, and university networks call for the the exclusion of not-for-profit repositories, digital archives, and libraries from the obligations of the Digital Services Act.

02.03.2022

Action Plan for Diamond Open Access

Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) present an Action Plan to further develop and expand a sustainable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication ecosystem.

04.11.2021

Association of the UK to Horizon Europe must go forward

The European Union’s research and innovation community urges the European Commission and UK Government to work towards a successful UK association to Horizon Europe as soon as possible.

27.08.2021

Research Plays an Essential Role in Public Interest Data Use

Science Europe Response to the European Commission’s Consultation on a Future Data Act

27.08.2021

A set of European Digital Principles: Essential, but a Broader Approach is Needed

Science Europe Response to the European Commission Consultation on European Digital Principles

20.07.2021

Right Balance between Fostering Innovation and Trust Essential also for the Research Sector

Science Europe Response to the European Commission Inception Impact Assessment: Adapting Liability Rules to the Digital Age

18.06.2021

Digital Services Act – Argumentation for an Exemption for Not-for-profit Scientific and Educational Repositories

Science Europe joins forces with other stakeholder organisations to argue for an exemption for not-for-profit scientific and educational repositories in the Digital Services Act (DSA). Please note this is for internal use only as this document was sent to a selected number of Parliament and Council representatives to advocate for the exemption.

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