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18 07, 2019

“The meeting in Lindau is different” – Staffan Dahlström’s impressions of the 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting

9th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting took place 30 June – 5 July, 2019. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. This year 39 Nobel Laureates and […]

24 06, 2019

Science Advice needed for Climate Change Mitigation – the Discussion Event 13.6.2019 in Helsinki

(From the left: Robin Fears, Michael Norton, Tanja Suni, Elias Hurmekoski, Eva-Mari Aro, Thierry Courvoisier. Photo by Sebastian Trzaska)

“Climate change poses major risks to health in the EU via both direct effects, e.g. due to […]

10 04, 2019

EASAC report: Decarbonisation of Transport

The EASAC report reviews options for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from European transport. It argues for stronger policies to bridge the gap between the GHG emission reductions that will be delivered by current policies […]

25 01, 2019

ALLEA provides recommendations for building trust in science

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, has published the discussion paper “Trust in Science and Changing Landscapes of Communication”. The paper examines how the increasing use of social media and other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

27 07, 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 […]

14 04, 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 […]

9 03, 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 […]