Cooperation with international science organisations is a central priority for the Council. By representing Finland in international organisations, the Council serves to connect and act as a broker between the national and international science community.
International science organisations offer a platform for wide-based dialogues on academia and science & policy interfaces. Memberships provide many avenues for science advocacy and promote the views and recommendations of the science community in national and international policy-making.
ALLEA (ALL European Academies) is the federation of European academies. ALLEA promotes information exchange between European academies and actively takes part in European science policy discourses.
ALLEA’s policy work seeks to contribute to improving the framework of conditions under which science can excel. Jointly with its Member Academies, ALLEA is in a position to address the full range of structural and policy issues facing Europe in science, research and innovation. ALLEA follows EU science policy developments closely, but also offers a platform for a wider European dialogue.
CAETS (The International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technical Sciences) is an independent nonpolitical, non-governmental international organization of academies of engineering and technological sciences.
CAETS advises governments and international organizations on technical and policy issues and contributes to the strengthening of engineering and technological activities to promote sustainable economic growth and social welfare. The Council’s two academies of technical sciences are represented in CAETS through the foundation TAF.
European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) is a cooperative organization for the national academies of the European Union. EASAC produces evidence-based reports and recommendations for EU decision-making and promotes science-policy dialogues. EASAC focuses on three areas: energy, biosciences, and environmental sciences.
The Council of Finnish Academies communicates EASAC reports to Finnish decision-makers in the national parliament and the European Parliament.
The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) is a cooperative forum for European academies of engineering sciences. Euro-CASE promotes dialogue between European institutions, industry and scholars.
Finland is represented in Euro-CASE through TAF, the representative of the two technical sciences academies in Finland.
ICSU (International Council for Science) is an autonomous organization of national science organisations and international science unions. ICSU offers its members a forum for science policy dialogues as well as plans and coordinates wide interdisciplinary science programs.
The Council of Finnish Academies is the national member organisation for ICSU and coordinates Finnish relations to ICSU. The National Committees, nominated and supported by the Council, are disciplinary focal points and maintain close contacts to scientific unions.
CODATA is a multidisciplinary ICSU data committee (in the fields of data quality, reliability, accessibility, governance). The Council of Finnish Academies has a data-group, which is preparing the founding of a national committee on data issues, which will bring together Finnish actors and connect them to international data organisations.
The Council of Finnish Academies also the Group of the European members of ICSU for the term 2011-2015.
THE INTERACADEMY PARTNERSHIP
InterAcademy Partnership is an umbrella organization for three global science academy networks (IAP for Research, IAP for Science, IAP for Health).
IAP for Research
IAP for Research (former InterAcademy Council IAC) works as a advisory body to national governments and international politico-economic organisations. IAP for Research reports and recommendations focus on the central challenges of our time, related to science, technology, and health. The membership of IAP for Research is formed of national science academies and cooperative organisations of science academies.
IAP for Science
IAP for Science (former The Global Network of Science Academies IAP) is a global organisation of science academies. IAP for Science works through research programs and initiatives, as well as evidence-based statements on societal issues. In addition IAP for Science supports activities aimed at young reseachers and the founding of science academies in countries which still do not have a system of science academies.
IAP for Health
IAP for Health (former InterAcademy Medical Panel IAMP) works as a cooperative organisation for science academies in the field of medical sciences. IAP for Health promotes evidence-based recommendations for health and science policies. IAP for Health also coordinates scientific programs and issues evidence-based statements.
Read more on the role of InterAcademy Partnership and science academies in scientific advisory activities and science diplomacy from this link.
UAI (Union Académique Internationale) is a global organization which supports inter-academy research and publication activities in the Human Sciences. UAI coordinates and funds long-term international projects, such as corpus, dictionary, and encyclopedia projects. UAI, founded in 1919, is one of the first international academy organisations.
The Council of Finnish Academies works closely with Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The Council acts as the Secretariat for the National Coordination Group of Unesco Science Programs and through these activities aims to promote the impact of science and research in Unesco.
The Council is also the national focal point for IBSP (Unesco’s International Basic Sciences Programme) and MOST (Unesco’s Management of Social Transformations Programme).
The Secretary General of the Council, Dr. Päivi Tikka, is a member of the Finnish National Commision for Unesco for the term 2015-2018.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK
The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies is a cooperative network that advocates for the human rights of scholars and researchers and promotes awareness of human rights issues within the science community.
The Human Rights Committee nominated by the Council of Finnish Academies maintains contacts with the network and actively writes letters of appeal in support of scholars facing human rights violations.