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31.03.2021

Conversation with Professor Helena Pereira, President of FCT

The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is a crucial actor in the Portuguese research and Innovation landscape, therefore playing an important role in the implementation of the Portuguese priorities during the Presidency period. Lidia Borrell-Damian, Secretary General of Science Europe, interviewed Professor Helena Pereira, President of FCT to discuss the presidency, ERA, and the work of FCT.

18.12.2020

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2021

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.

30.11.2020

The GRC Responsible Research Assessment Conference – an Important Global Perspective on the State of Research Assessment.

Between 23 and 27 November, Global Research Council (GRC), UK Research and Innovation, Research England,  and the National Research Foundation (South Africa) jointly hosted a conference addressing the concept of responsible research assessment. The meeting focussed on research assessment criteria and processes, the evaluation of assessment processes, and the influence that both have on the research system as a whole.

30.10.2020

Registrations Open for GRC conference on Responsible Research Assessment

The Global Research Council (GRC) is convening a conference on Responsible Research Assessment to promote global discussion on how research organisations can drive a positive research culture through research assessment criteria and processes. The event, organised by UKRI, Research England, the National Research Foundation (South Africa), and the GRC will be held remotely on November 23–27.

15.06.2020

Europe to Keep Leading COVID-19 Pandemic and Crisis Recovery

Science Europe encourages EU Member States and Associated Countries to keep leading European and global projects to tackle the medical, social, and economic challenges brought on by COVID-19. Science Europe members can contribute with their expertise and experience to build the necessary collaborative approaches within Europe and across the world.

 

21.04.2020

In Memoriam: Theodore Papazoglou, Head of Unit for the Support of the ERC Scientific Council

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.

16.04.2020

Science Europe Statement following the resignation of ERC President Mauro Ferrari

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.

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