Past Euroscience activities
EuroScience 10th Anniversary 1997- 2007
EuroScience next objective: 100 years. Reflections after the first 10 years" is the title of a booklet published with the contribution of some of the famous founders of EuroScience. Their articles illustrate the many aspects of EuroScience’s activities from its origin to the present as well as prospects for the future (Copies are available at the EuroScience Office). Click here to download the publication
EuroScience and the Initiative of French Scientists "Let Us Save Research"
Times are difficult for European science. With the possible exception of Nordic countries, public support to research is weakening in most countries of the EC – not to speak about the terrible deterioration of Central and Eastern European research. As a result, European science is loosing ground in several disciplines, in contrast to major efforts by North America, Japan, China and India to develop new areas of research. In the long range, decreasing political interest could prove very damaging for education in Europe, and become a threat to its technological autonomy.
In the meantime, members of EuroScience can express their solidarity on the international website of « Sauvons la Recherche ».
Read the letter [ PDF ] sent by the President of EuroScience to all the signatories of the Lisbon and Barcelona Declarations.
Read the international testimonies of solidarity with the French initiative.
Carl Sundberg amongst Descartes 2005 winners!
In a short interview, the chair of the Grand Jury, Professor Ene Ergma (who is also vice-president of the Academy of Sciences of Estonia and president of the Estonian Parliament) told me she intended to press for increasing the scope of the Descartes Prize through additional funding, noting how difficult it had been to select winners amongst the large number of excellent submissions.
All in all, this was an exciting and glittering event, with a kind of ‘European Nobel’ flavour, both in terms of the quality of the presentations and the generosity of the prizes. No doubt Descartes would have rejoiced at this demonstration of European excellence in the sciences!
John Lagnado, Editor EuroScience News
What the future European constitution means for European Research?
A debate organised by the Ile de France section of EuroScience, in collaboration with AFAS
Research and the European construction: what perspectives with the constitutional treaty
- Philippe Busquin, MEP, former Commissioner for research at the European Commission
- George Debrégeas, Physicist, member of the board of "Sauvons la Recherche"
- Bernard Kouchner, former ministre for health
- Frédéric Sgard, Vice-Président of EuroScience