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Thank you for the support you have shown towards Science Europe in 2020. It has been an unprecedented year for all of us where the spotlight shone brighter than ever on the importance of research and collaboration.
On behalf of the Science Europe Office, best wishes for the Holiday Season and for the New Year. We look forward to working together in 2021.
Science Europe Calls for Immediate Release of Dr Ahmadreza Djalali and Suspension of his Death Sentence
The international research community rallies together to defend Swedish–Iranian researcher Dr Ahmadreza Djalali.
The 2020 edition of the annual High Level Workshop on ERA explored how research and innovation can contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and to societal resilience, in the context of an evolving research culture.
Together with LERU, EUA, EARTO, and the Vice-Presidents of the European Research Council (ERC), we join MEP Christian Ehler from the EEP Group in his call to match the Green & Digital goals with a budget fit for this age.
The Freedom of Scientific Research – A Key Principle of the Success and Sustainability of the European Research Area
Science Europe welcomes the adoption of the Bonn Declaration on ‘Freedom of Scientific Research’ at today’s Ministerial Conference on the European Research Area (ERA) in Bonn.
An Ambitious Plan Calls for Inclusiveness and Collaboration
Science Europe welcomes the European Commission’s ambitions for digital and green transformation as highlighted by President von der Leyen today.
It is with great sadness that Science Europe learned of the passing of the ERC Executive Agency's Theodore Papazoglou earlier this week. Many of the colleagues at Science Europe met or worked with Theodore at different points during his many years at the ERC.
Science Europe expresses its deepest sympathies to Theodore's colleagues at the ERCEA and to his family. He will be remembered for his contributions to the ERC and for his gracious personality.
Amid the many European Commission programmes to foster research and innovation, the European Research Council (ERC) stands out as the programme based on scientific excellence and following a bottom-up approach. Science Europe fully endorses these principles as a part of a variety of different approaches to research and innovation investments.
At a time when the expectations on research are very high and the safeguarding of public trust in Science is cardinal, we deeply regret that internal issues within the ERC have been played out so publicly. This may be damaging to the ERC as an institution.
Science Europe has always been a strong supporter of the ERC and we will continue to be so in the future. We look forward to collaborating with the next ERC President.
Science Europe Commends Newly-formed EC for Acknowledging Importance of Research, Education and Culture
Science Europe would like to congratulate Ursula von der Leyen for her election as President of the European Commission (EC). We also would like to confirm our full support to Mariya Gabriel, new Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, following the approval of the new College of Commissioners by the European Parliament.
Science Europe has been appointed as one of 11 members of the new Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
Science Europe held its 18th General Assembly in Brussels, today. Marc Schiltz, the outgoing President, has been re-elected for a second mandate. He is joined by Ingrid Petersson (Director General of the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development- FORMAS) and by Rosa Menéndez (President of the Spanish National Research Council- CSIC) as Vice-Presidents. The new Governing Board gathers 13 members, from across the entire membership.
Science Europe joins 300+ organisations in call to EU decision-makers to pledge ambitious EU Budget on vital R&I.
Our Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management was officially release in January 2019. Ten months later, the guide’s recommendations have found their way into a number of organisational and, in some cases, even national Open Science or data management policies.
Science Europe, the Academy of Finland, and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture are organising the 11th annual High Level Workshop on the European Research Area (ERA) in Helsinki on 10 and 11 September 2019.
Lidia Borrell-Damián has been appointed as the new Secretary General of Science Europe. She succeeds Stephan Kuster who leaves the organisation this June after nine years.
Today cOAlition S releases revised guidance on Plan S implementation which has been approved by all coalition members. “Plan S is a bold step forward which the European Commission, along with a growing number of national funders, is committed to implement” explained Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation.
Science Europe congratulates Professor Mauro Ferrari on his appointment as the next President of the European Research Council (ERC) and wishes him all the best in this future role.
The success of the European Research Council (ERC) relies on its autonomy and on the impeccable management of its administrative wing, the Executive Agency (ERCEA). Pablo Amor, Director of the ERCEA, has stood as a staunch guarantor for both over the past eight years.
Science Europe is disappointed that the European Parliament did not sufficiently improve the far too restrictive proposal by the European Commission for text and data mining in Article 3 of the new Directive on Copyright, in today’s plenary vote.
Science without Publication Paywalls: ‘cOAlition S’ for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access
Researchers and research funders have a collective duty of care for the science system as a whole. The current publication paywalls withhold a substantial amount of research results from a large fraction of the scientific community and from society as a whole.
Science Europe and the Dutch Research Council (NWO) launch an initiative for the voluntary international alignment of research data management policies.
In Support of the European Research Council Scientific Council Statement ‘Building on a European Success Story to Further Empower European Researchers’
Science Europe expresses its full support for the statement released by the European Research Council (ERC) Scientific Council on 15 May 2017, and joins the call to “consolidate the ERC’s success by ensuring its continuity, agility and scale-up in the next framework programme.”