Author: Martin Andler

  • ISE’s Main Recommendations for Horizon Europe and FP10

    October 26, 2023 Shield Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the European Research Council Two programmes, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and the European Research Council (ERC), each with different yet complementary objectives and criteria, have demonstrated their exceptional ability to identify excellence in Europe. They are the only programmes currently available for conducting bottom-up, curiosity-driven, and…

  • ISE Calls Attention to the Ongoing Multiannual Financial Framework Mid-Term Revision

    Last week (December 14 and 15, 2023), during the European Council meeting under Spanish Presidency, the mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 was on the agenda. ISE and its members do not ignore the challenges that the EU and its Member States face today, along with the ensuing great levels of uncertainty.…

  • Press Release : Interim evaluation of Horizon Europe

    Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) welcomes the announcement of the Expert group on the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe The Initiative for Science in Europe welcomes the nomination of the members of the expert group on the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe, and congratulates Manuel Heitor on his appointment as Chair of this group.…

  • ISE Opinion Paper on the Proposal for a European Framework for Research Careers

    ISE welcomes the fact that the Commission wants to strengthen researchers’ careers to attract and retain talents and make the overall system stronger and more competitive — as showed by the the European Commission Directorate General Research and Innovation (DG RTD) “Proposal for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on a European framework to attract and retain research,…

  • The Association of ERC GRANTEES joins ISE

    PRESS RELEASE The Association of ERC Grantees (AERG) joins the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) Brussels-Strasbourg, October 23, 2023 Founded in September 2020 and granted official recognition as an International Non-Profit Organization in October 2022, the Association of ERC Grantees (AERG) is committed to representing and supporting the community of European Research Council grantees…

  • Statement on the planned ReICO Observatory

    Following the Manifesto for Early Career Researchers that ISE published in September of 2022, and which has been endorsed by 28 European organisations, 33 national organisations and hundreds of individuals, ISE has called for a plan to radically improve working conditions and career paths for early career researchers. In January 2023, then Commissioner for Innovation,…

  • Press Release: ISE on Iliana Ivanova’s nomination

    PRESS RELEASE: ISE on Iliana Ivanova’s nomination Strasbourg, July 3, 2023 ISE welcomes the nomination of Iliana Ivanova as the new Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. Her experiences as MEP and in the European Court of Auditors render her highly qualified for the position; we hope that the nomination will be quickly…

  • Press Release: ISE on Mariya Gabriel’s Resignation

    PRESS RELEASE: ISE on Mariya Gabriel’s resignation   Strasbourg: May 22, 2023 A week ago, on Monday 15 May, Mariya Gabriel, since 2019 EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, tendered her resignation. She accepted a mandate to form a new government in Bulgaria. ISE congratulates her and wishes her success. Undoubtedly, her…

  • ICoRSA joins ISE

    PRESS RELEASE Strasbourg: April 19, 2023   The International Consortium of Research Staff Organisations (ICoRSA) joins the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) welcomes the International Consortium of Research Staff Organisations (ICoRSA) as a new member. ICoRSA, in its capacity as an umbrella organisation, represents researchers and research staff…

  • The Federation of European Biochemical Societies joins ISE

    Strasbourg: 27th March 2023 The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) re-joins the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) ISE welcomes the Federation of European Biochemical Societies as a member. FEBS was involved in the setting up of ISE in 2004 and both organisations are delighted to reconnect once again. The pioneering collaboration spearheaded by…

  • Press Release : ISE’s Midterm Review Position Paper

    Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) makes recommendations to improve the functioning and impact of Horizon Europe and launches some ideas for the future   Shelter Pillar 1 actions, in particular ERC and MSCA, from any budget cuts. Make collaborative basic research an intrinsic part of R&I Actions in Pillar 2 and add Research Actions…

  • Press Release – Manifesto Handover Ceremony

    The Manifesto for Early Career Researchers Handover event – January 10th, 2023 Press Release ISE (Initiative for Science in Europe) speaks out loud! Together with Ciência Viva, ISE launched in September 2022 a Manifesto to garner broad and robust support from key stakeholders as well as individual researchers and other supporters for early career researchers.…