ALLEA 25th ANNIVERSARY
ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, celebrated its 25th anniversary during its annual General Assembly, hosted by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. To celebrate a quarter century of European academies’ cooperation, ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno and EU Director-General for Research and Innovation Jean-Eric Paquet delivered commemorative speeches inspired by the 2019 scientific symposium theme “Science and Society in Present-Day Europe”.
ALLEA MADAME DE STAËL PRIZE
The ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values is annually awarded to eminent scholars and intellectuals whose work represents a significant contribution to the cultural values of Europe and to the idea of European integration, thereby promoting and strengthening a common understanding of Europe as multifaceted, intellectual, open and vibrant. The 2019 laureate was economist Mariana Mazzucato, who received the prize during the award ceremony at the University of Bern, Switzerland, on 8 May 2019.
ALLEA SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
What role can European academies play to provide a bridge between production and diffusion of knowledge to and with society? How can they contribute their share to anchoring the values of the Enlightenment upon which scientific progress is based? The scientific symposium Science and Society in Present-day Europe addressed these questions in four different sessions dedicated to the topics of Science Policy, Science in Society and Science Advice from different angles.
Director-General of Directorate Research and Innovation, European Commission
The business meeting discusses strategy, governance and policy matters and is restricted to delegates of ALLEA Member Academies.
ALLEA will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the opening of the conference with special addresses on the role of academies in European societies. On this occasion, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values will be awarded to an eminent scholar or intellectual whose work represents a significant contribution to the cultural values of Europe. The commemorative event will be followed by a festive reception.
Does European science blossom, while European societies ache? What role can European academies play to provide a bridge between the production and diffusion of knowledge to and with Society? This one-day symposium will bring together academia, policy-makers and social actors to discuss academies’ contributions to anchor the underlying values of the Enlightenment upon which scientific progress is based.
The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences invites participants of the ALLEA General Assembly to a day trip to Basel’s scientific facilities. Please be aware that the tour will finalise at 16:30 and a bus transfer is provided to Bern from Basel. The expected time arrival is 18:00.