Press Release

Euroscience-ESF partnership

The Strasbourg-based European Science Foundation (ESF) and Euroscience associations have announced today the launch of a partnership whereby each entity has become member in the other organisation in order to reinforce their collaboration and engage into future joint projects.

On 28 November 2017 Euroscience became a full member of the European Science Foundation (ESF) after discussion and approval by the ESF’s General Assembly. In parallel the ESF Assembly approved ESF’s corporate membership application to Euroscience, application which was since then formalized by the Euroscience Governing Board.

The two organizations decided by this gesture to strengthen a mutual collaboration that started in 2011, when ESF and the City of Strasbourg decided to host EuroScience in the ESF’s premises on Quai Lezay-Marnésia in Strasbourg.

Dr Peter Tindemans, Secretary General of EuroScience and Dr Jean-Claude Worms, ESF Chief Executive, indicated that this partnership would allow both organizations to reinforce their cooperation and engage into joint projects in support of the development of the European Research Area, in particular in terms of helping various Central and Eastern European countries build capacity in research and reinforce their integration in and contributions to the European research landscape.

The ESF President Mr Martin Hynes stressed that the membership ESF/EuroScience would reinforce the collaboration between both organisations, highlighting the influence of EuroScience, through its members and in particular through its ESOF conference organised every two years.

Dr. Jean-Claude Worms added “The European Science Foundation has been hosting EuroScience since 2011 and we are very proud to enter now into a more active partnership with such an important organization for science in Europe, which can garner the collective wisdom of scientists, science journalists and the general public interested by scientific developments”.

Dr Peter Tindemans said “EuroScience looks forward to collaborate further with the European Science Foundation. It is our common interest to strengthen the European science and innovation endeavour by supporting individual scientists and innovators, science institutions and policies across the whole of Europe. We will be happy to contribute through the experience of our members, but also our platforms, the EuroScience Open Forum ESOF or the web magazine EuroScientist”.

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EuroScience is the non-profit grassroots association of researchers in Europe. Open to European researchers across disciplines and countries it undertakes to advance science and innovation in Europe, thereby promoting the interests of its thousands of members. From its inception in 1997, EuroScience has been active in shaping policies for science, technology and innovation (STI). The biennial EuroScience Open Forum is the Europe’s largest general science conference and the platform for scientists, business, policymakers, media specialists and the general public to learn about science, and debate science and policy issues, careers, science and business topics, and to engage in Science in the City. EuroScience also plays a key role in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
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The European Science Foundation (ESF) is based in Strasbourg, France, and it was established in 1974 as an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation to provide a common platform for its Member Organisations to collaborate internationally on research programmes through its networking, funding and coordination activities. The launch of Science Connect, the new expert services division of ESF, marks the next phase of this development, borne out of the ESF deep understanding of the science landscape, funding context and needs of the research community at this critical juncture.
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