About the General Assembly
The ALLEA General Assembly annually convenes academies of sciences and humanities from 40 countries across the Council of Europe region. General Assemblies are hosted by ALLEA members and the programme typically consists of the (internal) business meeting of academy delegates, and a scientific symposium open to public audiences.
The symposium addresses and discusses pressing topics from the fields of science, society and policy, provides a platform for international, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral debate, and particularly seeks to attract and engage the wider public.
The business meeting is restricted to member academy delegates and discusses governance, strategy and policy matters.
On the occasion of ALLEA General Assemblies, the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values is awarded to an eminent researcher or intellectual whose work represents a significant contribution to the furthering of common European values.
Check out past ALLEA General Assemblies here.
ALLEA is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, representing more than 50 academies from over 40 EU and non-EU countries. Since its foundation in 1994, ALLEA speaks out on behalf of its members on the European and international stages, promotes science as a global public good, and facilitates scientific collaboration across borders and disciplines.
Academies are self-governing bodies of distinguished scientists drawn from all fields of scholarly inquiry. They contain a unique human resource of intellectual excellence, experience and multidisciplinary knowledge dedicated to the advancement of science and scholarship in Europe and the world.
Jointly with its members, ALLEA seeks to improve the conditions for research, to provide the best independent and interdisciplinary science advice available, and to strengthen the role of science in society. In doing so, ALLEA channels the expertise of European academies for the benefit of the research community, decision-makers and the public. Outputs include science-based advice in response to societally relevant topics, as well as activities to encourage scientific cooperation, scientific reasoning and values through public engagement.
About UK host Academies
The Society is an independent self-governing Fellowship of the UK’s and the Commonwealth’s most distinguished scientists and elects Fellows and Foreign Members from all over the world based on the excellence of their science. The Fellowship is made up of approximately 1600 Fellows and Foreign Members.
As a national academy, the Royal Society represents the UK and Commonwealth and collaborates with international partners to advocate for science and its benefits at a national and global level. It provides authoritative and independent advice on matters of science that support the public good, including policies that promote excellent science and scientific issues that inform public policy.
The Society’s strategic priorities are:
- promoting excellence in science
- supporting international scientific collaboration
- demonstrating the importance of science to everyone
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland.
We were established in 1783 and since then have drawn upon the considerable strengths and varied expertise of our Fellows, of which there are currently around 1600, who are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.
Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, our Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines – science & technology, arts, humanities, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes us unique in the UK. The time which our Fellows spend in supporting and enabling the delivery of our activities is an exceptional free resource, the annual public value of which is in excess of £0.7 million.