All European Academies (ALLEA)

ALLEA is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, representing more than 50 academies from over 40 countries in Europe. Since its foundation in 1994, ALLEA represents its Member Academies on the European stage and seeks to promote science as a global public good.

It is not only the locations of these academies that are diverse, but also their structures. Some take the form of learned societies, some of think tanks, and others of research organisations. But they have one thing in common: they are self-governed communities of researchers representing the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and constitute hubs of some of the most outstanding scholars in the country.

Solving challenges in an ever more complex world requires comprehensive interdisciplinary and international cooperation from beginning to end. ALLEA’s main objective is to actively create optimal conditions for science and research in Europe while remaining independent from political, commercial and ideological interests with the aim of establishing the ideal environment for scientific progress and innovation.
 
In addition, ALLEA advises politicians, society and the scientific community on issues pertaining to scientific research and science policy with statements and advice devised in standing and ad-hoc working groups that transcend national and disciplinary borders.

ALLEA is playing a very active role within the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies)-Project. Together with its partner-organisations Academia Europaea, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM ALLEA is via SAPEA closely co-operating with the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) of the European Commission in order to incorporate the scientific expertise of more than 100 European Academies from 40 states into the political consultancy.

Originally financed by the Dutch government, ALLEA has been financed by membership fees since 2013.

(more: www.allea.org)

Originally financed by the Dutch government, ALLEA has been financed by membership fees since 2013.

ALLEA President:
Prof. Dr Antonio Loprieno
President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Delegate of the Union of German Academies:
Prof. Dr Susanne Albers
Chair of Algorithms and Complexity at Technical University of Munich
Member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

Representatives of the Standing Working Groups:
Intellectual Property Rights:
Chairman of the Standing Committee
Prof. Dr Joseph Straus
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich

Science & Ethics:
Prof. Dr Ludger Honnefelder
University of Bonn, Philosophy
Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and the Arts

Representatives in the ALLEA Working Groups:
Science Education for the 21st Century:
Prof. Dr Ingolf Volker Hertel
HU Berlin, Senior Professorship in the Development of Teacher Training in Physics of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Prof. Dr Randolf Menzel
Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Framework Programme 9:
Prof. Dr Axel Börsch-Supan
Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Prof. Dr Ottmar Ette
Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities


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