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How Science Academies Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals: A new guide by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) | 08.12.17

New Guide: How Science Academies Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals The United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals whose realization will require...... read more

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organises symposium on "The Ocean in a +2°C world - An analytical perspective" | 16.11.17

Global warming is a great challenge for humankind. Most countries have therefore signed an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to keep and the average atmospheric temperature increase from ever reaching 2 °C,...... read more

SCNAT-chaired workshop "Open Data in Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe", Brussels, 31.01.2018 | 19.10.17

The workshop addresses the challenges and opportunities of Open Data for the scientific enterprise in the European context. As a working basis we shall refer to the ‘Open Data Accord’. Drafted in December 2015 by four global...... read more

New report by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences on "Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research" | 22.05.17

Research in the life sciences produces knowledge and technologies to the benefit of humanity and the environment. However, certain discoveries can become dangerous when misused out of ill intent. In the spring of 2016, life...... read more

Academies discuss Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture | 05.04.17

Halle, Germany: 3-5 April 2017 Our global population is growing; more and more people are moving to live in cities that are expanding to encroach on arable land; and urban populations, industry and agriculture are competing for...... read more

G20 Academies Statement on Improving Global Health | 22.03.17

On 22 March 2017 the national academies of the G20 nations handed over their statement "Improving Global Health: Strategies and Tools to combat Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases" to Federal Chancellor Angela...... read more

Prague forum on the perspectives of European non-university research beyond 2020 | 20.03.17

The future of non-university research institutions and research infrastructures, their further development and society-wide roles were the main themes of the international conference, which took place on 8 March 2017 at the...... read more

Title of Academician of Science granted to EASAC vice-president Eva-Mari Aro, Finland | 10.03.17

Academy Professor Eva-Mari Aro, has been awarded the honorary title of Academician of Science, the highest honour that can be bestowed on any individual scientist in Finland. Based on nominations made by the Academy of...... read more

Royal Society supports Unesco's second International Day of Women and Girls in Science | 17.02.17

As part of Unesco's second International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Saturday 11 February 2017, the Royal Society ran a social media campaign highlighting 90 women in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and...... read more

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organises "Lunch of Knowledge" | 13.02.17

On February 14th the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, together with, the Swedish Society of Parliamentarians & Scientists, Rifo, is arranging a “lunch of knowledge” in the Swedish Parliament for MPs. The phenomenon of...... read more

European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies | 13.12.16

On 13 December 2016, Presidents of the five European academy networks that make up the SAPEA project consortium joined the Director-General for Research and Innovation, Dr Robert-Jan Smits, for the official launch of SAPEA in...... read more

Data treasure trove for sound decision-making - German Academies call for more reliable funding of population-based longitudinal studies | 06.12.16

Pension funding, health care, educational policy, family support - policy decisions in almost all fields are made on the basis of past, current and predicted social developments. Population-based longitudinal studies provide...... read more

Council of Finnish Academies' Jubilee Seminar | 14.10.16

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...... read more

EASAC member academies voice concern about recent developments in Turkey | 08.08.16

EASAC's member academies are strongly concerned about the recent development in the Republic of Turkey. They condemn the forced resignation of all university deans, the cancellation of teachers' licences, the travel ban for all...... read more

Science is global - a statement from European academies | 25.07.16

EASAC and its member academies have signed a statement on research mobility and collaboration during the ESOF conference in Manchester 2016. Download statement here.... read more

Science Academies inform discussion at upcoming G7 Summit | 28.04.16

The science academies of the G7 countries have been advising heads of state and government in the lead-up to the annual summits since 2005. Before each summit, the national science academies of the participating states look at...... read more

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces Spring 2016 events | 25.01.16

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced two major events which will take place in Spring this year. One is a conference on the role of metals and biocides in the selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria which...... read more

Nobel event by Finnish academies of science | 29.10.15

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...... read more

Young Academies criticize Juncker's proposed cuts in EU research budget | 09.02.15

In an open letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, several National Young Academies express deep concern about the proposed cuts to the EU research budget, Horizon 2020. The proposal strikes...... read more

Royal Society publishes 'Resilience to extreme weather' | 16.12.14

In November 2014, the Royal Society published a policy report on ‘Resilience to extreme weather'. The report explores the risks posed by extreme weather now and in the future. It also examines how the impact of extreme weather...... read more

German Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic | 16.10.14

A Statement on the Ebola virus epidemic has been published by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech - the German Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and...... read more

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences featured in International Innovation | 15.10.14

The International Innovation Journal (No 146) has published an interview with Professor Thierry Courvoisier, one of EASAC's Vice Presidents, in which he discusses his role as President of the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences...... read more

Royal Society publishes 'Vision for Science and Mathematics Education' | 30.07.14

In June 2014, the Royal Society published a report on 'Visions for Science and Mathematics Education'. The report presents and discusses a Vision, which aims to raise the general level of mathematical and scientific knowledge...... read more

Science-based advice for policy-making and society: The contribution of the EU's National Science Academies | 20.03.14

The first in an intended series of EASAC regional Science into Policy events took place on 20 March 2014 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. The meeting showcased the substantial contribution made by the EU's...... read more

Climate Change: The State of the Science - Special IPCC Climate Event in Stockholm | 27.09.13

Livestream on Saturday, 28 September 2013, 13:00-15:00 CET/11:00-13:00 GMT/07:00-09:00 EST  A special public forum will be livestreamed Saturday, 28 September from Stockholm following the release of the...... read more

Royal Swedish Academy of Science to host public EASAC Workshop on "Renewables - systems and storage" on 19/20 September 2013 | 08.08.13

EASAC study of breakthroughs in sustainable energy supply and consumption by 2050, and outlook towards the end of the century. We wish to invite you to participate in a two day workshop at the Royal Swedish Academy of...... read more

Policy advice and international cooperation - The Leopoldina marks five years as German National Academy of Sciences | 10.07.13

The Leopoldina is approaching an important anniversary: 14 July will mark five years since its appointment as the German National Academy of Sciences. Since then, the Leopoldina has established itself as a respected source of...... read more

Royal Society: Capturing an opportunity or storing up trouble? CCS in the UK and Europe | 17.06.13

The EU's energy policy sets out ambitious energy and climate change objectives, including a compulsory 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and a 'decarbonised' energy supply in the longer term. Carbon capture and...... read more

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina makes recommendations for the G8 summit in Lough Erne | 29.05.13

In the run up to the G8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, in partnership with the national science academies of the G8 member states and five other science academies, is...... read more

Letter from Rio-2013 on the Role of Science Academies in Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication | 29.04.13

During their General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 24 - 26 February IAP, the global network of science academies, has discussed "Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and...... read more

Czech Academy of Sciences publishes short summary of EASAC report on Genetic Testing | 26.03.13

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has published its own language version of EASAC's non-technical (lay) summary of the report on "Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing" which was published in July 2012. The...... read more

The Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences launches report on Genetic Engineering | 20.03.13

Introduction Genetic engineering represents the state-of-the-art in biomedical research and is used increasingly for diagnosis and treatment in day-to-day clinical situations. Almost without exception, the general public...... read more

Volker ter Meulen elected co-chair of the InterAcademy Panel | 28.02.13

The InterAcademy Panel (IAP) has elected Professor Volker ter Meulen, former Leopoldina President and Immediate Past President of EASAC, as one of its two co-chairs at its General Assembly in the Brazilian city of Rio de...... read more

On the science-based communication of risks following the recent sentencing of Italian scientists | 12.11.12

Joint Statement of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the French Académie des Sciences, 12 November 2012... read more

Leopoldina issues a critical statement on the use of bioenergy | 26.07.12

In a statement on the chances and limits of using bioenergy, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has come to the conclusion that in quantitative terms, bioenergy plays a minor role in the transition to renewable,...... read more

World Science Forum at Hungarian Academy of Sciences | 25.11.11

From 16 to 19 November 2011 the World Science Forum (WSF), a highly influential conference of the world's leading scientists and representatives from scientific, technological and economic institutions, took place in Budapest....... read more

FEAM Statement on Reform of EU Clinical Trials Directive | 20.07.11

"Taking forward reform of the EU Clincal Trials Directive"... read more

"Understanding Life": Top scientists assemble at Royal Netherlands Academy for action to realize breakthrough in cancer research | 24.01.11

A unique gathering of 80 top scientists from all over the world at the KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, addressed the urgent need to deal with the ever increasing gap between the rapidly growing number of...... read more

InterAcademy Council Report Recommends Fundamental Reform of IPCC Management Structure | 10.09.10

UNITED NATIONS - The process used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to produce its periodic assessment reports has been successful overall, but IPCC needs to fundamentally reform its management structure and...... read more

Royal Society of London investigates developments in neuroscience and their implications for society | 30.04.10

A major new project, which will investigate developments in neuroscience and their implications for society, is to be carried out by the Royal Society, the UK's independent science academy, with the first of a series of five...... read more

The InterAcademy Council is conducting independent review of the IPCC's policies and procedures | 23.03.10

The InterAcademy Council is conducting an independent review of the polices and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Based on this review, the IAC will issue a report with recommended measures and actions...... read more