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Summer wish: an increased EU Budget for Research and Innovation

EuroScientist is off for a summer break! In the meantime, help us sign and spread the petition to double the EU Budget for Research and Innovation compared to Horizon 2020. The #DoubleRIEU petition is an initiative from EuroScience and Initiative for Science in Europe. Read more [...]

A new era for EuroScientist to adapt to financial constraints

EuroScientist editor has left and this is an occasion for the magazine to make some changes and reinvent itself. While we will not change the goals and the mission of EuroScientist we will focus in the coming months on anticipating the debates at ESOF and debates on FP9. In addition, we will merge the EuroScience Newsletter into EuroScientist. Homo Scientificus Europaeus (HSE) will also be integrated in EuroScientist website in the following weeks. We will also invite new contributions from you whatever you think is useful and valuable for the discussions in the wider science community and beyond that among stakeholders in science and innovation. Read more [...]

Post-Brexit plans on funding and mobility

On 8th May 2017, one of the arm of the British scientific establishment, the Royal Institution, has opened its famous lecture theatre to a debate about Brexit. Brexit is not about extricating the UK from the European scientific endeavour. And Brexit does not bring to an end many important aspects of the integrated European scientific projects. Today, it is not obvious, however, which strategies the UK--and the other EU 27 countries--could adopt to sustain as much as possible international collaborations and mobility. In this opinion piece, representatives of EuroScience argue that scientists need to raise their voices to guarantee their future and the future of our societies. Should all negotiation fail and the UK ends up with weakened relations with the EU 27, the authors argue, it remains to be seen whether the UK plan to strengthen relations and collaborations with the US, the Commonwealth and East-Asia will be an adequate substitute. Read more [...]

EuroScientist wishes you a fab 2016!

It has been another interesting year discussing science policy and related issues affecting the science community in Europe. More than ever, we need you to show your appreciation to the articles we publish by sharing them as widely as possible. Our success can only happen if you give our content wider visibility. Be prepared for many more surprises in 2016... EuroScientist team would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2016! Read more [...]

First pan-African general science conference

Recently, the government of South Africa hosted the first pan-African general science conference, Science Forum South Africa, in Pretoria. The international attendance by participants from other African countries, and beyond, shows the renewed interest of the science community towards science in Africa. This event was a landmark in flagging up the political support bestowed upon science an for highlighting opportunities for international collaborations. Read more [...]

And the Young Researchers Award 2015 laureate is…

The International Selection Committee for the European Young Researchers’ Award 2015 appointed by the EuroScience Board, has selected Ms. Heike Blockus for the 2015 EYRA. As in all odd years, 2015 EYRA is to recognize PhD candidates who have demonstrated an outstanding research performance, leadership and outreach and have incorporated a clear European dimension in their research. Read more [...]

European Young Researchers Award (EYRA) 2016: Call now open

If you are interested in applying to The European Young Researchers Award (EYRA), read on... It has been awarded by EuroScience to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership since 2010. It aims at inspiring early stage researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. The Award is granted each year; in odd years, the prize is dedicated to PhD candidates, and in even years to post-doctoral fellows. The prize-giving-ceremony is held every two years at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work. Read more [...]

Preserving data privacy while enabling research

Personal data is a vital resource for research, including studies in medicine, public health and social science. Over decades, researchers have developed approaches to use this data safely and securely to improve our understanding of society, health and disease. Reform of European data privacy laws is now threatening the way that data is used in research. In this article, Beth Thompson, policy adviser at the UK-based Wellcome Trust, explains why we need your help now, to ensure a positive outcome for research. Read more [...]