Science played a key role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly in the form of political advice on measures but also in the development of treatments and vaccines. A panel including the heads of important science organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia took a critical look on the role of science, debated its impact in the early days of the pandemic and tried to formulate recommendations how science could contribute in the creation of a resilient societies.
UK continues to participate in Horizon Europe. In practice UK universities, research institutes and companies can participate on the same basis as they did in the past. However, the UK has withdrawn from the Erasmus exchange programme.
The vision of EuroScience is a scientific workforce that creates a positive change for society. However, we believe that this vision can only be realised if the professional workforce is as diverse and representative of the society it should serve.
In a world of misinformation, controversy and fake news it is essential to better understand the relationship between science, society and the social issues we are confronted with.
This roundtable brings together four prominent senior researchers, two from the industrial sector and two from academia, to discuss the new skill sets required for young researchers entering the scientific community and how higher-education systems can be adapted to help them develop their talents and succeed in a scientific career whether in the public or private sectors.
The travel grantees narrate their experience in a hybrid format for the conference. Ibon is one of the travel grantees that decided to physically attend ESOF2020 in Trieste.
Excerpt from the President’s report presented at the General Assembly in Trieste, September 2020.
ESOF2020 Trieste won its bet. An innovative format gathered top-quality scientific discussion that achieved resounding success among on-site and online participants.
The International Selection Committee for EYRA 2019-2020 has selected Michael Bossetta as the recipient of the EYRAward for PhD students and Valentina Sessini as the recipient of the EYRAward for Postdocs.
EuroScience President Michael Matlosz explains the challenges of organising the 9th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) conference during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.