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5 07, 2018

The International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) have merged to form the International Science Council

In a historic meeting, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) merged 4. July 2018 to form the International Science Council, a unique global non-governmental scientific organization representing both […]

5 07, 2018

IAP Statement: “A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia”

The InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health)today issues ‘A Call for Action to Tackle the Growing Burden of Dementia’. This IAP Statement is endorsed by more than 50 members of IAP for Health (i.e. […]

19 06, 2018

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies publishes an statement concerning widespread rights abuses in Nicaragua

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) is an alliance of more than 80 national academies and scholarly societies that defends the fundamental rights of fellow academics and health professionals […]

15 06, 2018

EASAC Commentary: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral – and may even increase the EU’s carbon emissions

Replacing coal with forest biomass in power stations is not a simple fix – forest biomass with long carbon payback periods could increase atmospheric CO2 levels, putting Paris Agreement targets at risk, says EASAC’s new […]

18 05, 2018

Antonio Loprieno becomes the new President of ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities

The President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and former rector of the University of Basel takes over the Presidency of ALLEA for the term 2018-2021 during the General Assembly at the Bulgarian […]

2 02, 2018

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies deeply concerned about recent acts of harassment and intimidation against the Turkish Medical Association

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) is an alliance of more than 80 national academies and scholarly societies that supports and defends the fundamental rights of fellow academics and […]

20 12, 2017

Human Rights Network releases a public statement concerning Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s imminent execution in Iran

H.R. Network Executive Committee has made a public statement concerning Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian disaster medicine specialist who is facing imminent execution following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his death sentence in a […]

9 11, 2017

Human Rights and the Arctic

On 29th of September a group of researchers, activists and interested audience gathered to the House of Estates in Helsinki, Finland. Their agenda was to discuss and hear from the specialists about human rights and […]

11 10, 2017

Homeopathy: harmful or helpful? European scientists recommend an evidence-based approach

A new evaluation from EASAC confirms there is no robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathic products work.

Across Europe, many people use homeopathic products, which claim to treat a wide array of illnesses. Though these products may […]

16 05, 2017

New EASAC report on enhancing sustainability of forest management in the EU

European forests have multiple functions – from wealth and employment creation, the production of natural resources and raw materials for industry and bioenergy production, provision of spaces for leisure and recreation, conservation of nature and […]