The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the 2024 General Assembly in Berlin, co-hosted by its German member academies. A public symposium, titled ‘European Research Collaboration in a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: How Open Can We Be?‘, will bring together prominent researchers, policymakers, and civil society representatives from across Europe to discuss the challenges of open research collaboration in a changing geopolitical context.
Since its inception in 1994, ALLEA has aimed to promote scientific collaboration between Eastern and Western Europe, fostering the exchange of ideas across borders and disciplines. However, recent geopolitical tensions and the emergence of new powers have raised questions about the limits of open research collaboration. ALLEA invites attendees to reflect on the transformative potential of scientific collaboration and on the challenges of keeping inclusive and open international cooperation in balance with legitimate security needs to protect research systems.
ALLEA 30th ANNIVERSARY
In 2024, ALLEA will celebrate its 30th anniversary. During the annual general assembly in Berlin, dedicated festivities will honour three decades of international and interdisciplinary academy collaboration.
ALLEA MADAME DE STAËL PRIZE
Since 2014, ALLEA awards its Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values to eminent scholars for outstanding scientific and intellectual contributions to the advancement of the European project and our common values. At the general assembly, 2023 laureate Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General, will receive the award and deliver a keynote speech on the symposium theme.
The scientific symposium ‘European Research Collaboration in a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape‘ will address the role of research collaboration in the global context, exploring its potential to promote peace and prosperity across borders. A high-level panel will discuss and examine the limits geopolitical complexities impose on cross-border collaboration and will consider the impact on the freedom of scientific research.
18:30 – 18:45 Welcome and Introduction
− Christoph Markschies (Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities)
− Antonio Loprieno (ALLEA)
18:45 – 19:15 Keynote | Mme de Stael Prize Lecture
– Fabiola Gianotti (CERN)
19:15 – 20:30 Roundtable Discussion
– Katja Becker (German Research Foundation – DFG)
– Janneke Gerards (Utrecht University)
– Fabiola Gianotti (CERN)
– Valeska Huber (University of Vienna)
Moderation: Christoph Markschies (Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities)
Opening remarks by Antonio Loprieno (ALLEA)
Video address by Iliana Ivanova (European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth)
Organised by ALLEA, for academy delegates only. Registration is to be carried out separately (see link below).
Organised by YASAS, for academy delegates only. Registration is to be carried out separately (see link below).