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Science Europe Updates December 2022 is out!
As 2022 is drawing to a close, we have prepared an overview of the many and varied activities carried out by Science Europe in the last six months of the year - a perfect reading wherever you may be enjoying the winter break.
Science Europe Public Newsletter: December 2022
The latest updates from Science Europe with news and information on our events, publications, and other activities.
CoARA officially launched!
The Constitutive Assembly of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) took place on 1 December 2022. The official launch brought together the organisations that had signed the Agreement for Reforming Research Assessment by 17 November and confirmed their membership in the coalition.
2023 European Meeting of the Global Research Council
Every year, autumn is the period where participants of the Global Research Council (GRC) meet at regional level to prepare the world-wide discussion that takes place the following spring.
10th World Science Forum Discusses Science for Social Justice and Adopts Top Declaration
The 10th World Science Forum (WSF) took place at the International Convention Center in Cape Town, South Africa, 5–9 December 2022. The WSF is a forum that addresses the social, economic relevance, influence and responsibilities of science, and the 2022 edition addressed the issue of “Science for Social Justice”. The event was organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Member of Science Europe that recently re-joint our organisation, in cooperation with UNESCO, the International Science Council (ISC), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP).
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.
‘Challenging time ahead’ for assessment reform coalition
The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment, launched on 1 December, must maintain its initial momentum and expand its global reach, while trying to keep its hundreds of members engaged, said Karen Stroobants.
Campaign ‘Talking Science with High Integrity and Ethics Standards’ in Full Swing
More than 30 initiatives from 14 organisations were shared in the #TalkingScience with High Integrity and Ethics Standards campaign, organised by Science Europe and its Working Group on Communication.
First Workshop on Global Equity in Open Access Publishing
Together with OA2020, the Association of African Universities (AAU), cOAlition S, Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), the International Science Council (ISC), and UNESCO, Science Europe organised a workshop on ‘Global Equity in Open Access Publishing’.
Science|Business Conference on Talent Retention
Science|Business and Science Europe co-organised a conference on ‘Talent retention: How can Europe tackle the challenges of brain drain and capacity building in EU13 countries?’. This event closed a series of workshops organised by Science Europe on spreading excellence and widening participation in European R&I programmes.
Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) launched, Steering Board elected
The Constitutive Assembly of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) took place on 1 December 2022. The Assembly, which brought together the organisations that signed the Agreement for Reforming Research Assessment by 17 November and have confirmed membership in the coalition, officially launched CoARA and decided on the terms of its governance and operations.
Science Europe outlines six bottlenecks to a more equal European R&I landscape
New paper prescribes more money for R&I, healthier research culture, more attractive research environments, networking and diversity to tackle brain drain and fragmentation
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
The future is broad
Tackling climate change means ending prejudice against interdisciplinarity, say Guillermo Cisneros Pérez and Louise Drogoul. Sustainability, particularly related to climate change and its impacts, is the single greatest challenge facing our societies. Changing weather patterns are causing heatwaves, storms and droughts that are bringing huge suffering across the world.
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.
Research and university communities demand climate action
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.
Science Europe organised its first conference on Open Science
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.
A week of International Research Infrastructures discussions in Brno
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.
Science Europe participation in the Science and Technology in Society Forum
The 19th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS forum) took place at the Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto (Japan), 2-4 October 2022, with the participation of nearly 1,000 global leaders in science and technology, policymaking, business, and media from over 80 countries, regions, and international organizations.
Interdisciplinary Research for the Green and Digital Transition
Science Europe surveyed its Member Organisations on existing practices and policies for interdisciplinary research for the Green & Digital Transition. This report presents the results and some recommendations to reinforce, develop, and improve them.