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1807, 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 580 young scientists from 89 […]

2406, 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 increased exposure to extreme heat […]

1504, 2019

World’s science academies in Korea: CoFA elected to the executive committee of the IAP for Health

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) held its triennial General Assembly in Songdo, Korea, on 11 April 2019. The meeting, hosted by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), brought together over 100 representatives of science academies from 54 countries as […]

1004, 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 and the levels needed to […]

2002, 2019

Technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere will need to be integrated into climate policy in 2019, say national science academies across the EU

EASAC released publications in 2018 that urged policy-makers to take immediate action on CO2 mitigation including using Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to offset large CO2 emitters. EASAC notes that technologies and techniques for carbon dioxide removal (“negative emission technologies”) […]

1502, 2019

US national academies offer tools for human rights in science

As part of the ongoing efforts by academies within the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) to integrate human rights into their activities, the Committee on Human Rights of the US National Academies of Sciences, […]

1502, 2019

ALLEA calls to protect institutional autonomy and academic freedom of Hungarian Academy

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, supports the resolution adopted by the Presidium of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 12 February 2019 that the Hungarian government should make available the basic state funding, which is […]

2501, 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 digital transformations affect and challenge […]

1212, 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 parties is required during the […]

2611, 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 purpose was to analyse some […]

3010, 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 a globally highly recognized prize […]

1810, 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 systems. Lately most of her […]

2709, 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 to safeguard the future of […]

2409, 2018

Krista Varantola elected as ALLEA Vice President

The ALLEA Board elected Professor Hubert Bocken (Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts), Professor Graham Caie (Royal Society of Edinburgh) and Professor Krista Varantola (Council of Finnish Academies) as the new Vice Presidents of the European […]

1209, 2018

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies announces the release of its resource guide

In recognition of the unique and important role national academies play in promoting human rights, the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) is pleased to announce the release of its resource guide, Engaging with Human Rights […]

2308, 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 that are key features of […]

507, 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 the natural and social sciences. […]

507, 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. academies of medicine and academies […]

1906, 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 worldwide and supports academic and […]

1506, 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 Commentary.

Since the launching of the […]

1805, 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 Academy of Sciences

Professor Antonio Loprieno […]

202, 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 health professionals worldwide. We, the […]

2012, 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 secret session without allowing his […]

911, 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 the Arctic. At first these […]

1110, 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 be popular in some countries, […]

1309, 2017

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies calls upon the Venezuelan government to address the critical challenges facing academics in Venezuela

The Executive Committee Members of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies have released the following statement concerning continued serious threats to scholars and scholarship in Venezuela.

The Executive Committee calls upon the Venezuelan government to address the […]

1605, 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 biodiversity, to mitigation of, and […]

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, […]