The ALLEA General Assembly is the annual meeting of ALLEA Member Academies. It convenes Academies of Sciences and Humanities from 40 countries across the Council of Europe region. The General Assembly programme consists of various parts: scientific symposia, the award ceremony of the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, as well as the annual business meeting.
The symposium seeks to provide a platform for connecting excellence in Europe by bringing together high-ranking European policymakers, scientists, scholars as well as the interested public to debate on the most pressing issues faced by science and research.
The All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values is awarded to eminent scholars whose work represents a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual values of Europe and to the idea of European integration.
At the closed business meeting, ALLEA governance and policy matters are on the agenda.
Join us for the following programme parts:
Is there a loss of trust(worthiness) in science and expertise? Are “fake news” and/or the digital transformation of social interactions and information really moving us towards a post-fact era? What can science do about it? Keynote speakers will address these and other questions at the symposium “Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise”. Read more
For the fifth time, a distinguished laureate will be honoured with the ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize for outstanding scholarly contributions to European culture, identity and values. The prize promotes the intellectual and cultural richness of Europe. This year it will be handed over by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel. Read more
The 2018 ALLEA General Assembly is co-organised and hosted by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, representing the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is the local partner of the conference. The event takes place under the patronage of the Municipality of Sofia.