All European Academies

All European Academies ( ALLEA ) is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities. It was founded in 1994 and brought together almost 60 Academics of Sciences and Learned Societies from over 40 countries in the Council of Europe region. Since April 2012 the President of ALLEA is Günter Stock . ALLEA is financed by annual dues from its member states and remains fully independent from political, religious, commercial or ideological interests. The ALLEA is based on the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. [1]


ALLEA’s mission includes facilitating the collaboration between academics, fostering excellence and high ethical standards in the conduct of research, promoting the autonomy of science and research, representing the European Academies‘ positions to the European authorities, and contributing to the improvement of the framework conditions science and research. Jointly with its Member Academies, ALLEA is in a position to address the full range of structural and policy issues facing Europe in science, research and innovation. In doing so, it is guided by a common understanding of Europe, bound together by historical, social and political factors as well as scientific and economic reasons. [2]

Member Academies

ALLEA Member Academies operate as learned societies, think tanks, or research performing organizations. They are self-governing communities of leaders of all fields of natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. ALLEA is providing access to an unparalleled human resource of intellectual excellence, experience and expertise. Further, its integrative membership structure included Academies from both EU and non-EU member states in Europe. [3]

Working Groups

The core of the scientific work of ALLEA is performed by its Working Groups. ALLEA Working Groups are providing advice and guidance on the subject of science, science management and science policy on the European level. Their activities and services can vary from one to another, and to the general public to produce memoranda, statements, position papers or reports published under the auspices of ALLEA.


ALLEA, jointly with other European academy networks, forms part of the EU-funded SAPEA project, bringing together knowledge and expertise of Fellows from over 100 Academies across Europe. SAPEA provides interdisciplinary, independent and evidence-based scientific advice on policy issues to the European Commission and the European public in the context of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) of the European Commission . [4]


  1. Jump up^ „About ALLEA -“ . . Retrieved 2018-01-22 .
  2. Jump up^ „ALLEA Mission & Statutes“ . . Retrieved 2018-01-22 .
  3. Jump up^ „Members -“ . . Retrieved 2018-01-22 .
  4. Jump up^ „SAPEA: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies -“ . . Retrieved 2018-01-22 .