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12 12, 2018

ALLEA: Systemic reforms and further consultation needed to make Plan S a success  

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, welcomes the ambition of the coalition of European research funders to move the scientific publishing system towards open access; however, broader consultation with all […]

26 11, 2018

Seminar report: Europe on Test – Narratives of Union and Disunion

The Council of Finnish Academies hosted a seminar in ALLEA’s seminar series Europe on Testin Helsinki 14th November 2018. The headline for the seminar was Narratives of Union and Disunion – the Nordic Perspective. Seminar’s […]

30 10, 2018

Peter Lindfors awarded with the Eric and Sheila Samson Prize

Senior Vice President of Technology at Neste, Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors and his team have been awarded with the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. This is […]

18 10, 2018

Professor Hanna-Leena Pesonen nominated to EASAC Energy Steerin Panel

Professor Hanna-Leena Pesonen, Dean of Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics has been nominated to EASAC Energy Steerin Panel.

Pesonen’s areas of expertise include corporate environmental strategies and marketing, material flow management, and environmental management […]

27 09, 2018

Policy-makers cannot afford to ignore soil sustainability

Soils play a key role in climate regulation, nutritious diets, agricultural livelihoods, and biodiversity.But soils have dropped down the EU policy agenda, despite their importance for society and nature. There are many opportunities for policy […]

23 08, 2018

 ALLEA Statement on the inappropriate political infringement on academic curricula in Hungary 

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, is alarmed by the Hungarian government’s recent, recurring and unfounded intervention in the curricula of private and public universities, severely compromising academic freedom and autonomy […]

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 […]