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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.
Science Europe Supports the Establishment of the International Centre for Mathematics in Ukraine
In summer 2022 a group of mathematicians of Ukrainian origin initiated an ambitious project – a new Centre for mathematical sciences with a mission to support top-level research in mathematics and train younger generations of scientists. The International Centre for Mathematics in Ukraine was subsequently registered in Ukraine in autumn 2022.
Greening Research Organisations: Reducing our Carbon Footprint
The climate crisis calls all of us to act urgently. Reducing carbon emissions is a top priority to respect the Paris Agreement and keep the global temperature increase below +1.5˚. Everybody should play their role: Science Europe, in its Strategy Plan for 2021–2026, set the goal to “strengthen the role and contribution of science to tackle societal challenges”.
An EU Copyright & Data Legislative Framework Fit for Research?
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission organised a workshop on ‘An EU copyright & data legislative framework fit for research: barriers, challenges and potential measures’ on 23 and 24 February 2023 in Brussels. Science Europe was present to voice the concerns of its public research funding and performing member organisations.
Science Europe stands with the Ukrainian research community: appeal to peace
Today, 24 February 2023, marks the first anniversary of the Russian aggression and occupation of Ukraine. One year on, the invasion caused massive casualties, large-scale damage to essential infrastructures, and a major refugee crisis.
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.
The R&I Framework Programme We Want for Europe
Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe have been crucial instruments to boost European scientific excellence and collaboration, and to further develop the European Research Area (ERA).
Horizon Europe’s budget must be protected from any reduction or redirection. Its successor’s budget should be increased.
These are among the key messages of Science Europe's response to the Public Consultation on Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.
Second conference on the Ukraine crisis
The International Science Council (ISC) and All European Academies (ALLEA) invite you to attend their Second conference on the Ukraine crisis: One year into the Ukrainian war, exploring the impact on the science sector and supporting initiatives. The conference will take place virtually on 20-22 March 2023. Register here.
Empowering Women in Science
On the occasion of the 2023 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and International Women's Day, Science Europe highlights the experiences of the women Chairs of its Working Groups.
R&D chief urged to focus on next Horizon
European Commission’s new research head Marc Lemaître faces pressure to prioritise the future R&D programme.
Gearing up for Science Communication: First Workshop for Members
Science Europe organised a workshop on Science Communication for its members, attended by over 30 participants, on 26 and 27 January in Brussels.
CoARA Up and Running
The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) is now up and running since its official launch on 1st December at the Constitutive Assembly meeting of the Coalition after a year for intense drafting and development where Science Europe played a central role in both the Drafting Team and Interim Secretariat.
The National Research Foundation of Ukraine: General Overview and Challenges at Wartime
The full-scale war on the territory of Ukraine did not only initiate a global humanitarian crisis, but also dealt a powerful blow on Ukrainian research system. For the National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU), it was also a turning point.
Mathematics as Driving Force for Reconstruction After the War: Creation of New International Centre for Mathematics in Ukraine
The International Centre for Mathematics in Ukraine (ICMU) will carry educational and outreach activities, and also will facilitate interaction of Ukrainian mathematicians with the global mathematical community.
Ukraine’s new mathematics centre gives hope for post-war future
The international centre has already attracted support from top mathematicians and politicians around Europe