The beginning of the new decade comes with major transformations and challenges for Europe; political, societal, environmental, technological and economical. Naturally, all those developments impact research in general, but research collaboration in particular. The start of a new EU framework programme for research and innovation and a further consolidation of the European Research Area will be of particular importance for researchers as they make their contribution to tackling the challenges ahead.
On the occasion of its General Assembly, ALLEA together with its UK member academies seeks to engage in an international and interdisciplinary debate around the theme of Research Collaboration in Changing Times.
In the current geopolitical situation, what can the scientific community do to ensure that high quality international research collaboration is maintained? How can Europe strike a balance between the focus on excellence in research and the development of currently under-funded regions? How can research help resolve major societal questions and challenges and what is the role of interdisciplinarity in this process?
These questions will be explored during the three sessions of the Symposium:
- Protecting Collaborative Research in a Turbulent Europe
- Balancing Excellence and Regional Equality within Europe
- Interdisciplinary Research: The Key to the Future?
Besides the symposium, ALLEA’s 2020 General Assembly will feature the awarding of the 7th All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values and the annual business meeting of ALLEA’s membership.