Strasbourg: 9th November 2021
ISE welcomes the European Geoscience Union as a new member. For the last year, ISE and EGU have collaborated closely on many initiatives, in particular within the working group related to researchers’ careers, which has resulted in the publication of a position paper [LINK] and three high level round tables broadcasted online at the beginning of 2021 [LINK].
ISE represents learned societies and research organisations. Today, it acts as a powerful advocate for European researchers, speaking up on many issues related to European research and innovation policies, such as the new European Research Area, Horizon Europe, Open Science, researchers’ careers, widening participation, public-private partnerships etc. Over the past few years, ISE has become a valued interlocutor for the European Commission and other EU bodies.
Through its membership, ISE members can also benefit from mutual learning and the exchange of good practices within the network. It also allows them to increase their influence and policy related experience with relevant European-wide data, experiences, and training.
Prof. Martin Andler, President of ISE comments: “I am delighted to welcome the European Geosciences Union as a new member of the Initiative for Science in Europe. The EGU has a distinguished history, going back many years; today, it represents 18,000 scientists from all over the world, and plays a central and impressive role in the scientific structuring of the Geoscience community. Issues concerning science policy in Europe concern many fields of knowledge – bringing all of them together is ISE’s purpose. EGU with its officials, its members, and its staff will make a substantial contribution to our common goal: building a better European Research Area.”
Helen Glaves, President of EGU highlights the importance of being a member: “Working alongside ISE will enable EGU to contribute more to the science for policy issues that our members find important. Enhancing our connections with other, like-minded European organisations will help us to advocate for strong independent scientific advice in European policymaking and support funding programmes for scientific research.”