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29 09, 2017

Arctic: The 7th Human Rights and Science Symposium

The seventh Human Rights and Science Symposium is hosted by the Council of Finnish Academies. It belongs to […]

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2804, 2017

ALLEA encourages nominating colleagues for the Breakthrough Prize

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and the Breakthrough have announced a partnership to further the shared goal of promoting a culture where science and scholarship can thrive.

ALLEA encourages everyone in the scientific realm to consider nominating colleagues for the […]

2803, 2017

The revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity is Published

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, has published the revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, a document that serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and […]

2303, 2017

New EASAC report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans

A new report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council on genome editing gives advice to European policy-makers on groundbreaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients. In this report, “Genome Editing: Scientific opportunities, public interests, and […]

602, 2017

International Human Rights Network’s statement on Trump’s Executive Order

The members of the Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies have made a public statement concerning an Executive Order issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on January 27, which temporarily bans nationals of […]

102, 2017

ICSU calls on United States govt to rescind Executive Order effectively banning entry to citizens of 7 countries

Joining many national and international organizations, the International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States of America to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which is […]

712, 2016

IAP for Research launching a project around the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The InterAcademy Council/IAP for Research is undertaking a three year project that will be framed around the global science community’s contribution to achieving the v (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The Policymaking for the SDGs meeting was held in New York from […]

512, 2016

EASAC on Circular Economy: Indicators and Priorities for Critical Materials

European Academies Science Advice Council (EASAC) has released two new reports on circular economy: “Priorities for critical materials for a circular economy” and “Indicators for a circular economy”.

Drawing on independent scientific analysis from the National Science Academies of EU Member States these […]

1410, 2016

Messages from the Council of Finnish Academy’s Jubilee Seminar

The Council of Finnish Academies celebrated the 40 years of collaboration between science academies in Finland by organising an open seminar October 5th 2016 at the House of the Estates in Helsinki. The seminar highlighted the opportunities and success stories […]

2707, 2016

Public Statement from International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies has made a public statement on Monday, July 25th, 2016, concerning the situation of Turkish academics following the attempted military coup on July 15.

Members of the H.R. Network’s Executive Committee state their concern about the increasingly repressive measures […]

1404, 2016

The Council of Finnish Academies reviews its international activities in the framework of scientific organisations

I have recently started as the Project Manager for an assessment project of the international activities of the Council of Finnish Academies. Most of the Council’s activities are international; the focus in this project is the cooperation in the various […]

2601, 2016

Public Statement from International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies’ Executive Committee made a public statement on January 19th, 2016, on the situation in Turkey.

The members of the H.R. Network’s Executive Committee are alarmed by the increasingly repressive and inflammatory reaction by […]

2601, 2016

EASAC/JRC Joint Report on Marine Sustainability

EASAC and JRC (Joint Research Centre) published a joint report “Marine Sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas” on January 25th, 2016.

Though the European Union has already agreed on an Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) and Marine Strategy Framework […]

1612, 2015

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year 2016!

The Council of Finnish Academies wishes all Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year 2016! 
The Council office is closed 21 Dec 2015 – 1 Jan 2016. 

 

1512, 2015

European academies of science urge European commission to address circular economy in trade negotiations

The circular economy has been a controversial issue since the new Commission cancelled the previous 2014 proposals and undertook to issue a new Circular Economy package by the end of 2015. 

In response to this, EASAC (the European Academies’ Science […]

1012, 2015

Early career researchers: Financial support to attend the RDA Plenary meeting in Tokyo

RDA (Research Data Alliance) Europe is offering financial support to attend the 7th RDA Plenary meeting in Tokyo, Japan (1-3 March 2016). The theme of the Plenary is “Making data sharing work in the era of Open Science”.

Financial support is […]

1011, 2015

Nobel event by Finnish academies of science

On 29 October 2015, the Finnish science academies organized an event popularizing the scientific Nobel prizes of the year. The event was the first of its kind in Finland and was organized with the Council of Finnish Academies (the cooperative […]

709, 2015

EASAC establishes Senior Advisory Group

The Senior Advisory Group (SAG) of EASAC, the association of the National Science Academies of the EU member states, Norway and Switzerland, met in Strasbourg on 30-31 August 2015 with EASAC’s Bureau.

There was vigorous discussion on a wide range of […]

1908, 2015

The Brilliance of Science – the Role of Women in International Science. Seminaari naisten roolista tieteessä 6.10.2015

Seminar: The Brilliance of Science – the Role of Women in International Science, 6 Oct 2015

 

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and the Embassy of Italy in Helsinki are organizing a joint seminar titled “The Brilliance of Science – the Role […]

1808, 2015

Call for Applications – World Social Science Fellows – Big Data in Urban Contexts

CODATA is partnering the International Social Science Council in organising the World Social Science Fellows Seminar on Big Data in an Urban Context, 30 November to 4 December 2015, Xiamen, China.

ISSC invites applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the […]

1108, 2015

Commissioner Moedas in Helsinki on August 31st 2015

Citizens’ Dialogue Event: Open Science – Open Data – Open Innovations on August 31, 2015 at 5.30 p.m. at the University of Helsinki main building, Great Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 5 in Helsinki

Citizens Dialogue is an open event. Please register online by August 27, 2015 here.

Themes […]

1007, 2015

Tiedeakatemiain neuvottelukunnan toimisto suljettuna 13.-24.7.

Neuvottelukunnan toimisto on suljettuna 13.-24.7.2015 välisenä aikana.

Tiedeakatemiain neuvottelukunnan sihteeristö toivottaa kaikille yhteistyökumppaneille aurinkoista kesää!

1007, 2015

The office of the Council of Finnish Academies closed 13.-24.7.

The Council office is closed between 13th July and 24th July 2015.

The Secretariat of the Council wishes all partners a happy and sunny summer!

3006, 2015

Sanna Sorvari nominated to the WDS Scientific Committee

Research Director Sanna Sorvari, from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, has been appointed to the WDS (World Data System) Scientific Committee for the term 2015-2018. Dr. Sorvari was nominated for the committee by the Council of Finnish Academies. The new Chair […]

806, 2015

Joint EASAC/JRC Marine report summary out for the World Ocean Day

EASAC and JRC have published the summary of the upcoming ‘Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas’ report in honor of the World Ocean Day on 8 June 2015. The full report with recommendations will be out […]

2605, 2015

Research Excellence at the Science Academies of Europe

Extensive study of science academy research and the potential for collaboration

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and the federation of All European Academies (ALLEA) have released a survey and analysis of basic humanities and social science […]

3004, 2015

ALLEA issues Joint Declaration “15 Years of Lisbon Agenda” on science and research in Europe

ALLEA issues Joint Declaration “15 Years of Lisbon Agenda” on science and research in Europe 

ALLEA President Günter Stock re-elected for three-year term

On the occasion of its 2015 General Assembly on 23/24 April, ALLEA has issued a Joint Declaration “15 Years […]

2704, 2015

Publication: Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe

On 27 April 2015 the essay collection Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe (eds. James Wilsdon and Robert Doubleday) was presented in Brussels. The joint publication was a project by: University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy; Science Policy Research […]

2404, 2015

Event: Science and policy in society – Technology impact on economy

The Finnish Academy of Technology (TTA) and the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Finland (STV) are organizing the seminar: Science and policy in society – Technology impact on economy

 

Time: Tuesday 19 May, 6PM – 9PM

Place: House of Science and Letters, […]

2304, 2015

Future Earth Townhall Meeting, 26 May 2015

Participatory workshop to map out key priorities in global change research

26 May 2015, Eurooppasali (Malminkatu 16, Helsinki), 8:30-13:00

Registration by 20 May 2015.

Challenge

Achieving sustainability in a world subject to global change requires understanding the links among environmental and societal change. Challenges related to resilience, governance […]

3103, 2015

Seminar: Energy dialogue in EU – Science advising policy-makers

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, in cooperation with EASAC (European Academies’ Science Advisory Council) is organizing a high-level seminar titled ‘Energy dialogue in EU – Science advising policy-makers’.

Time: 4 May 2015 5.00-7.00 pm
Place: House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo), […]

2703, 2015

European Academy Organisations Sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 26 March 2015, the Presidents of five European academy organisations met in Berlin to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen inter-academy cooperation in Europe.

The Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, who attended the meeting, said:
“The […]

903, 2015

Science Diplomacy for the common good

On March 3rd, the Council of Finnish Academies organized a seminar on Science Diplomacy and the Arctic. The purpose of the seminar was to introduce the concept of ‘science diplomacy’ to Finnish academic and foreign policy discourse.

The speakers of the […]

903, 2015

Science Diplomacy: selected literature

Science diplomacy can be defined as the use of international science-policy collaborations to address common challenges. As such, it is a tool to build bridges between nations and to achieve shared benefits. Many of today’s global challenges — water, energy, food, […]

603, 2015

Statement: A call for action to strengthen healthcare for hearing loss

The Council of Finniah Academies has  together with 39 other science academies and councils signed a statement by IAMP (Interacademy Medical Panel) as a call for action to strengthen healthcare for hearing loss.

Hearing loss is a major health issue that continues to receive inadequate […]

603, 2015

Presentations of the Science Diplomacy and the Arctic Seminar now available

The presentations of the Science Diplomacy and the Arctic seminar are now available. The seminar was organized by Council of Finnish Academies on March 3rd, 2015.

The seminar introduced the concept of science diplomacy to Finnish academic and foreign policy discourses. […]

103, 2015

Seminar: Science Diplomacy and the Arctic, March 3rd 2015

House of Science and Letters, March 3rd 2015 1PM – 5PM
You are most welcome to the seminar Science Diplomacy and the Arctic, organized by the Council of Finnish Academies. The venue for the seminar is the House of Science and Letters, […]