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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.
The 20 and 21 November 2019 Science Europe Workshop on Digital Transformation in Scholarly Communication explored how new possibilities and technologies provided by the digital transformation can impact the future of the scholarly publication process.
R&D advocates redouble push for clarity and funding after summit ends in stalemate.
Secretary General of Science Europe quoted in Research Professional, saying that R&D advocates could use the global outbreak of the Covid-19 respiratory disease to show the importance of R&D in emergencies.
Science Europe Secretary General, Lidia Borrell-Damian, reacts to plans by the EC for an overhauled European Research Area later this year.
Other research and higher education leaders have already expressed concern over the proposed package.
In 2019, Science Europe conducted a flagship study on research assessment processes and practices. The study was developed and overseen by the Science Europe Task Force on Research Assessment and the Science Europe Office, and implemented by Technopolis Group Vienna.
Implementing Research Data Management Policies Across Europe: Experiences from Science Europe Member Organisations
Does your organisation want to develop requirements for data management plans (DMPs) or update existing ones?
Take a look at our latest publication to find out how to do so in three steps.
Science Europe Secretary General quoted in Research Professional, about Commissioner Gabriel taking office.
Lidia Borrell-Damian is the new Secretary General of Science Europe.
She started her position in September, after over thirteen years at the European University Association (EUA). She works closely with the Governing Board and the Member Organisations and will be in charge of implementing Science Europe’s strategy and leading the office in Brussels.
From 2014 onwards, Lidia Borrell-Damian was Director for Research and Innovation (R&I) at EUA, where she was responsible for the overall policy development and project work related to the area.
CESSDA asked Lidia Borrell-Damian to answer a few questions.
Want to join us and help us strengthen innovative European research? Science Europe currently has an open vacancy for an Administrative and Personal Assistant.
Sector upbeat about new EU leaders and promise to transform bloc’s economy via research.
Lidia Borrell-Damián, Secretary General of research association Science Europe told Research Europe that Commissioner Gabriel is "a fantastic person, a really hard worker,” she said.
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.