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Peter Day (1938-2020)

Professor Peter Day, member of the Chemical sciences section of the Academy, former Council member, Board member and for a long time the AE Honorary Treasurer passed away 19 May 2020.

Culture and Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Invitation to a webinar on culture and education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).
June 3, 2020 13:00.

COVID-19 Information

Academia Europaea provides links to information and research about the coronavirus.

AE Newsletter May 2020

Newsletter from the President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh.
May 2020.

Position Paper on Translational Medicine

Academia Europaea Position Paper on Translational Medicine published in leading open access journal.


André Mischke YAE Prize 2020 awarded to Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne in recognition of his internationally leading roles in academic research, management, and policymaking.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin May 18

Academia Europaea would like to inform its members about the publication of the latest COVID-19 Bulletin of the Royal Society of Biology. The bulletin presents
interesting news about the COVID-19 research.

From Research to Public Health Policy

Professor Martin McKee talks about Public Health, his role at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and his latest research on the adverse effects of movement restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A systematic collection and map of the most recent published evidence on covid-19 published by the EPPI-Centre (Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre).

Wider health effects of COVID-19 response

Martin McKee, member of the Behavioural Sciences section of Academia Europaea, has published a new article on the Wider health effects of COVID-19 response.

Innovative Medicines Initiative

The Commission announced that 8 large-scale research projects, aimed at developing treatments and diagnostics for the coronavirus, were selected in a fast-track call for proposals, launched in March by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private partnership.

YAE Symposia on COVID-19

Call for speakers for the YAE Symposia on COVID-19.

Milena Žic Fuchs

Professor Milena Žic Fuchs, member of the Linguistic Science section of Academia Europaea, was elected first Croatian member of the ERC Scientific Council.

International Federation for Information Processing

10 members of the Informatics section of Academia Europaea elevated to First Cohort of Fellows by IFIP, the International Federation of Information Processing.

COST Actions and COVID-19

A group of COST Actions joins forces to set up an informal ‘inter-COST network’ to advance research on coronavirus. Stratagem COST Action is leading and coordinating this bottom up initiative.

Human Diversity in Context

Human Diversity in Context: an open accesss publication drawn from the Academia Europaea Curien Fund supported conference in Triest in 2018.

Robert May (1936 - 2020)

Academia Europaea mourns the passing of Professor Robert McCredie May, member of the Organismic and Evoluationary Biology section of Academia Europaea.

Neuroinfection and COVID-19

Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky, members of the Physiology and Neuroscience section of Academia Europaea, have published a commentary entitled ‘Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19’.

Éva Kondorosi

Board Member of Academia Europaea, Éva Kondorosi, has been appointed to the European Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

Examining the sustainability of food

Interview with Peter Jackson on the occassion of the publication of the new SAPEA evidence review on "A Sustainable Food System for the European Union.

Friends of the ERC

Academia Europaea invites its members and others to sign the petition by the Friends of the ERC calling upon the Heads of States and Governments, to secure funding for the ERC in Horizon Europe, the next European framework programme for Research and Innovation.
April 2020.

A Sustainable Food System for the EU

SAPEA Evidence Review Report on “A Sustainable Food System for the EU” has been published today, Thursday 09th April 2020.

AE Virus emergency working arrangements

Operating modes of the London Headquarters, the regional Knowledge Hubs and the Graz Information Centre.
23 March 2020.

Dieter Grimm

Professor Dieter Grimm, a member of the Law section of Academia Europaea, elected Fellow of the British Academy.

Ineke Sluiter

Ineke Sluiter awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol.

Rapid Review Network for COVID-19

A special call for Registered Report (RR) submissions that are relevant to COVID-19 in any field, including but not limited to biological, medical, economic, and psychological research.

Gold Medal

The Gold Medal of Academia Europaea will be awarded to Professor Ole Petersen MAE FRS for his contribution to the development of European Science.

Workshop Collective Identities, Nations and Social Spheres

The Wroclaw workshop “Collective Identities, Nations and Social Spheres" is postponed and rescheduled to next Spring.


The European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) is organising a Call for Expression of Interest in view of establishing a Reserve List of Seconded National Experts - Research Programme Experts.
Deadline for application: 21 April 2020, at 12:00 (midday) Brussels time.

Order of Canada

Order of Canada awarded to Professor Donald B. Dingwell

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