Welcome

Joint Annual Conference
of Academia Europaea and ALLEA

4-6 September 2017 ǀ Budapest, Hungary

Welcome

For the first time the Academia Europaea and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, together with the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) have come together to co-organise a joint annual conference. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences are both host and principle partner in this unique event. The meeting will take place in Budapest in the historic building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the 4th, 5th and 6th of September 2017, with pre-conference events on the 3rd and a post conference field trip on the 7th of September.

Sustainability and Resilience is the main topic of the conference. In line with the evident commitment of both AE and ALLEA, the theme will be focusing primarily on Europe and the conference will enlighten various aspects of Europe’s Sustainability and Resilience: its heritage, its social system, its health, its economy, its climate, its science and research landscape and so on.

As the participating organisations represent the whole landscape of the sciences, including natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and the arts and social sciences, the speakers of the conference will paint a broad canvas of the facts and challenges in various areas and will offer visions and solutions.

The program will include the presentation of a number of medals, including the Gold Medal of AE awarded to Helga Nowotny for her contribution to the development of European science, the 2017 Erasmus Medal of AE to Andreu Mas-Colell, for his lifetime contribution to scholarship in Economics, the first ever Ádám Kondorosi Advanced Prize of AE to Allan Downie for his pioneering research in symbiosis and plant sciences. The 2017 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values will be pesented, as well. Last but not least, the very first prize of YAE will be conferred upon Rianne Letschert, Rector of Maastricht University, for her service to promotion of young researchers and women in science.

The first joint annual conference of AE and ALLEA promises to be a unique event in the contemporary history of Europe’s scientific establishment and your participation in it would be most welcomed by us, the Organisers:

Balázs Gulyás
MAE, MHAS
Principal Organiser
  Sierd Cloetingh
President,
Academia Europaea
  Günter Stock
President,
ALLEA
Marcel Swart
President,
Young Academy of Europe
  László Lovász
President,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences