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03.11.2022

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.

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.

30.03.2022

Report of Symposium on Science for Net-Zero Transition: Linking Green Objectives with Societal Development

Report of the 8 November 2021 Symposium 'Science for Net-Zero Transition', co-organised by CESAER, the International Sustainable Campus Network, Science Europe, and the University of Strathclyde, as a side-event to COP26.

30.11.2021

Science Europe Activities at COP26

From 1 to 12 November, United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow (UK), bringing together world leaders, scientists and activists to discuss how to accelerate actions towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

10.11.2021

Science for the Green Transition

Report of the 7 September Science Europe Policy Workshop 'Science for the Green Transition', co-organised with CSIC, FORMAS, and UKRI. The goal was to study the roles and contributions of research organisations and governments to the green transition.

08.11.2021

Call to Action to Research Organisations for the Net-Zero Transition

The partners of the Science for Net-Zero Symposium CESAER, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), Science Europe, and the University of Strathclyde are calling for a collaborative, systems-based approach to tackling the Net-Zero emissions challenge, and are taking immediate steps to lead by example.

07 Sep. 2021

Workshop Science for the Green Transition

This workshop will look at how national governments, research performers, and research funders can help translate scientific knowledge into policies and actions to address the climate crisis. It also serves as the launch of the new Working Group on the Green and Digital Transition and help prepare input towards COP26.

02.10.2019

Reaction to Mariya Gabriel’s Public Hearing at the European Parliament: Research is Essential to All EU Policy Areas

Science Europe warmly welcomes the strong commitment from Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner-designate for Innovation and Youth, to support excellent research in Europe. Research is essential for Europe to address the societal challenges, and lead the transition to a sustainable and digital economy and society.

07.09.2018

Factsheet on the Need to Support Fundamental Research

The European Commission proposal for Horizon Europe falls short of acknowledging the importance of fundamental research. This factsheet demonstrates the essential role fundamental research plays, not only for research, but also for innovation.

17.07.2018

Briefing Paper on Citizen Science

Citizen science is a growing movement that enlists the public in scientific discovery, monitoring, and experimentation across a wide range of disciplines. This briefing paper looks in detail at the evolution of citizen science and citizen science policy, provides examples of initiatives from around the world, and considers the future of the activity.

01.02.2016

The Relationship between Food, Health and the Environment – a European Perspective

The Science Europe Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences Scientific Committee organised a workshop on ‘The Relationship between Food, Health and the Environment’ in Milan on 12 and 13 May 2015. Representatives from the Science Europe Member Organisations and external experts attended, and the multi-faceted and complex relationship between food, health and the environment was explored.
The challenges for each of these fields individually are numerous and varied. A major aim of this workshop was to identify relevant links between them and to recommend common strategies for Europe to address the future challenges of food and food-related health research, from the perspective of the life sciences.

15.02.2015

Empowering Researchers to Provide Societal Value towards Innovation Communities that Leverage Excellence-focused Research

This paper highlights the benefits of collaboration between researchers and business persons, policy makers, or activists towards a shared societal goal.