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16>17 Nov. 2022

Joint Science Europe–NSFC Policy Workshop

Science Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China share a goal to promote science as a key enabler for sustainable development. They organised a joint policy workshop to strategically discuss how to address global challenges during a paradigm shift in science.

10>10 Nov. 2022

Talent Retention: How can Europe tackle the challenges of Brain Drain and Capacity Building in EU-13 countries?

Several initiatives attempt to bridge the R&I gap between Eastern and Western Europe, including the European Commission's €3.3bn "Widening" plan, and the relaunched ERA. Implementation remains difficult, however. Science Europe sponsored and co-organised the first regional event of the new Science|Business Widening Initiative to address this issue.


Science Europe Recommendations to Reduce Research and Innovation Disparities and Foster Brain Circulation

Substantial discrepancies exist between European R&I capacities, and these are at risk of increasing. Leveraging the potential of Europe's existing talent, developing new capacities, and optimising and spreading R&I benefits are more important than ever. This Science Europe report makes a number of recommendations to support this.


Research and university communities demand climate action

Ahead of COP27 (the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference), leading European research and university organisations have joined forces to renew the call for collective, common global efforts for climate action, launched last year.

They are proposing a systemic approach where universities, national research performing organisations and research funding organisations work together, involving policy-makers, the business sector and non-governmental organisations, in Europe and globally.


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.


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.


Funder group seeks to align policies for open science

Science Europe says all researchers and societies should benefit from opening up research. Science Europe, the association of major research funders and performers, has said it intends to work to better align European policies to promote open science and facilitate research across disciplinary and geographical divides.

18>19 Oct. 2022

Science Europe Open Science Conference 2022

Science Europe organised a conference on Open Science. Institutional leaders, researchers at all stages of their careers, and experts from the field were invited to discuss whether Open Science is ready to become the norm in research, and how to ensure an equitable transition.


Science Europe calls for an immediate end to the violent repression of protests in Iran

Science Europe firmly condemns the violent response to the demonstrations, the violation of human rights, and the restriction of academic freedom. It calls for the immediate end to the crackdown and to the deployment of security forces in universities, to the release of detained protestors, and to an impartial investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini. Science Europe stands behind women in Iran, supports the ongoing demonstrations, and expresses its solidarity with all victims of the repression.


Congratulations to the 2022 Nobel Prizes laureates

The Nobel Prizes were announced this week. Every October, six prizes are awarded to reward an individual's or organisation's significant contribution in a specific field. Prizes are given for medicine, physics, chemistry, economic science, literature and peace work. Science Europe warmly felicitates all the laureates. 


Science Europe Second Workshop on Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in European Programmes

What can countries do to reduce the R&I disparities in Europe? How can national and European funding be used in a complementary way to widen participation in European programmes? What national measures have been developed to boost brain circulation? On 27 September Science Europe members met to address these important questions and exchange on successful initiatives. 

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