In a side event of satellite ICRI 2021, Science Europe and the OECD's Global Science Forum host discussions on some of the critical questions that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic for different research infrastructure stakeholders.
Many research organisations, including Science Europe's Member Organisations, have launched or are launching calls and initiatives to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This section provides an overview of the activities that in particular Science Europe Member Organisations are involved in. It will be regularly updated with new activities and resources.
Calls for Proposals from Science Europe Members
Many research funding organisations have opened specific calls to fund research that aims to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes funding for research aimed directly at combating the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the resulting COVID-19 disease, but also for research into the societal and economic effects of the pandemic.
Other Activities from Science Europe Members
Aside from launching research calls, Science Europe's Member Organisations are also involved in several other activities to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of these include running research projects directly, openly sharing research data and facilities, and providing information to the public. An overview of such initiatives is also available.
Other European and Global Resources
Many organisations around the world have set up public sources of information on COVID-19, of relevant research results, or of ongoing activities to address the pandemic and its consequences. We have compiled an overview of resources to further information and initiatives that are currently ongoing in Europe and beyond.
The outbreak of a new type of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) delayed the organisation and hosting of all GRC meetings in 2020. On 14 January 2021, Science Europe and the German Research Foundation (DFG) co-hosted the 2020 regional meeting for the European region on COVID-19.
The year 2020 saw a global pandemic attest to the value of science. In the race for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, Science Europe’s Member Organisations were at the forefront of the global response and our association became more relevant and important than ever.
Science Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are organising another workshop to connect European and Chinese researchers working on projects related to COVID-19.
On 14 January 2021, Science Europe and the German Research Foundation (DFG) co-hosted the Global Research Council seminar on COVID-19 for the European region.
Report of the 2020 High Level Workshop on ERA: The ERA Contribution to the post-COVID-19 Recovery and Transition to a Resilient Society
The 2020 edition of the Science Europe High Level Workshop on ERA was co-hosted with the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education. It explored how research and innovation can contribute to crisis recovery and to societal resilience in the context of an evolving research culture.
Science Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are organising a workshop to connect European and Chinese researchers working on projects related to COVID-19.
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.
Science Europe welcomes the European Commission’s ambitions for digital and green transformation as highlighted by President von der Leyen today.
Science Europe calls on the leaders of the EU to dedicate increased funding to research and innovation at the 19 June European Council meeting on the EU long-term budget and COVID-19 recovery fund.
An increased budget is necessary to meet the ambitious objectives of the European Union for a sustainable, healthy planet, and to ensure the global competitiveness of its research sector.
Science Europe also emphasises the need for sustained European leadership in tackling all COVID-19-incurred challenges.