Strengthen the science location Switzerland

To strengthen the science location Switzerland, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences perform as a science policy actor in European Academy organisations. Paramount is the configuration of the European Research Area, which is of great relevance for science in Switzerland. Outside Europe, the Academies cooperate with other national actors.
 

Engagement in Europe

 
European Federation of Academies of sciences and Humanities (ALLEA): ALLEA's activities aim at shaping the conditions for science and research, providing the best science advice available for citizens and policymakers, and strengthening the role of science in society. The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been engaged in ALLEA for several years, since 2018 with Antonio Loprieno as the ALLEA President. Through their contributions to ALLEA Working Groups, they were in the lead regarding the statement on the «Communication of the EU Commission on the European Research Area» (2012) as well as contributed to the «European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity» (2017) and the report «Going digital: creating change in the humanities» (2015).
 
European Commission: The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), ensure the presence of the Swiss science community in science policy bodies of the European Commission, inter alia in all European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) working groups.
 

Cooperation with national actors

Diplomatic staff meeting: In 2013 and 2016, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, jointly with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse, organised a meeting of the diplomatic staff in charge of science and technology accredited in Switzerland with their Swiss counterparts seconded abroad.
 
SERI: OECD Global Science Forum: As a venue for consultation on global science policy issues among senior officials, the Global Science Forum supports the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the formulation of policies to improve global economic and social well-being. Through a delegate, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are represented in the Swiss delegation that the SERI leads to the OECD Global Science Forum.
 
swissnex Network
The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences cooperate point by point with the swissnex Network in more than 20 locations world-wide.
 

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Centres of Excellence

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
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P.O. Box
3001 Bern
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)31 306 92 20
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