Given the complexity of global issues, governments and supranational associations are in greater need than ever of the unbiased expertise of the worldwide scientific community. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina represents the German scientific and academic community in international academy associations. Its active involvement in these bodies allows it to make a significant contribution to the global scientific debate and advise on international policymaking.
All European Academies (ALLEA) is an association comprising 53 national scientific academies from 40 European countries. ALLEA encourages academies to actively share information and provides European society and its scientific community with advice on higher education, science, research and innovation. Acting without commercial or ideological interests, ALLEA is committed to creating the right conditions to allow science to flourish in Europe and around the world. The Leopoldina has been a member of ALLEA since 2004. More
EASAC is the association of national science academies of the EU member states. It aims to be the collective voice of the EU national academies in Brussels and to provide the EU institutions with scientifically grounded recommendations on current political issues. It is particularly important to have this kind of independent scientific voice in Brussels as up to 80 percent of new legislation in the EU member states is initiated by EU institutions. More
This association brings together 13 European scientific academies to focus on medical issues that are particularly relevant within the European Union. FEAM regularly produces scientific statements which feed into the EU’s legislative processes. The Leopoldina has been a member of FEAM for several years now. More
Science needs freedom to flourish. That counts for research in general and for each individual scientist. The Leopoldina is member of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (The Network), which aims to help persecuted scientists. It has created its own Human Rights Committee, which focuses on human rights in science as well as bioethical questions. The current HRC chairman is Leopoldina member Prof. Hans-Peter Zenner. More
The InterAcademy Council is an international association of scientific academies. The IAC produces scientific reports and statements on global issues relating to science, technology and health to advise international organisations like the World Bank and the United Nations. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is member of this worldwide network. Leopoldina President Prof. Jörg Hacker represents the German scientific community on the InterAcademy Council Board, the IAC’s executive committee. More
The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) is an international network of medical academies and scientific academies’ medical divisions. It offers scientific expertise and advice with the aim of improving healthcare around the world, particularly in developing countries. The Leopoldina has been member of IAMP since 2006, Leopoldina member Professor Detlev Ganten co-chairs IAMP since 2013. More
Founded in 1993, IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies is a worldwide network comprising over 100 scientific academies. The IAP encourages cooperation between academies and uses its scientific expertise to advise state and social actors on complex global issues. It is particularly committed to bringing new and small academies into the network and to advising international policy. The Leopoldina has been member of IAP since 2008. Prof. Volker ter Meulen, former President of the Leopoldina, has been elected Co-Chair of the IAP in 2013. More