On December 26, 2017 charges against Ismail Serageldin were dismissed. He had been accused of a variety of charges only a few of which were upheld during his trial in July 2017. EuroScience welcomes his discharge.
Here are some brief impressions of members of the Governing Board of EuroScience who participated in Marches for Science in several European cities.
EuroScience, Academia Europaea and the Royal Institution (with support from Elsevier) are organising an important debate on Brexit: the facts behind opportunities & challenges for both the UK & European Science Establishments.
A large number of major European organisations in the area of science, research, innovation and higher education have written an Open Letter to European Prime Ministers, ministers responsible for those same areas, as well as the President of the European Council and of the European Commission, and Commissioner Carlos Moedas for Research and Innovation to express their concern about recent developments in the US.
We shared our concerns about the repression of democratic and academic freedoms in Turkey. We endorse the Call for Solidarity by Academics for Peace. Members of “Academics for Peace” and Education and Science Workers Union (EğitimSEN) have been removed from their positions in public higher education institutions permanently!
We call on all governments and institutions of the Free World to condemn the recent actions of the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms and to withdraw any support for President Erdogan until civil liberties are restored in his country.
In an Open Letter to Turkish President Erdogan, EuroScience expresses great concerns about the threats to the openness, independence and autonomy of the scientific and educational endeavour in Turkey.
EuroScience has followed closely the upcoming modifications of the Data Protection legislation and Directive. It seems to us that in the end the EU institutions have realised that society and citizens stand to benefit greatly if scientific research can use data, of course in responsible ways.
EuroScience calls on its members and readers to sign the petition to urge the European institutions to maintain exemptions for research in the trilogues on the new Data Protection Regulation.
The use of animals in research has proved indispensable. Although in vitro testing and other computational modelling methods are being developed, they do not constitute a real alternative for the time being.