16. November 2012

Pan European Networks (PEN) interviews Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman on the changes Horizon 2020 is set to bring to the European social science and humanities community

In a recent interview Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Unit of the European Science Foundation, responded to a number of questions in relation to the role of social sciences and humanities in Horizon 2020, the European Union’s next framework programme. [more]

6. August 2012

Research Europe interviews Sir Roderick floud, Chairman of ESF's standing committee for the social sciences.

In this interview given at the beginning of July, Roderick Floud explains how our leaders should make the most of Europe’s social sciences and humanities instead of trying to revive its lost industrial grandeur. [more]

18. July 2012

Leading scientists call for improved innovation policy across Europe

Strasbourg, 18 July 2012: Innovation has improved human living standards to an unprecedented level, and is the key to further progress; however it is a complex phenomenon that is not easy to understand and whose effects are unclear. This is the conclusion of the policy brief published by the... [more]

16. July 2012

The European Science Foundation’s Member Organisation Forum calls for greater development in ‘Science in Society’ initiatives

Dublin – 16 July 2012 At the ESOF 2012 conference The European Science Foundation’s (ESF) dedicated Member Organisation Forum (MO Forum) on ‘Science in Society Relationships’ has released its latest report: “Science in Society: a Challenging Frontier for Science Policy”. The report has called for... [more]

14. May 2012

Call for Papers - International PhD Mentoring-Workshop on ‘Children’s Well-Being'

The International Society for Child Indicators Research (ISCI) in collaboration with the European Science Foundation (ESF) is organizing an international mentoring workshop for PhD students. [more]

28. February 2012

Innovation is no easy answer, says the "science of innovation"

Innovation has improved human living standards to an unprecedented level, and is the key to further progress; but it can be a double-edged sword, as its effects are not necessarily always positive. [more]

15. February 2012

Europe Needs a "RESCUE" Revolution

Resolving the world’s major challenges whether climate change, environmental pollution, urbanisation, our ageing population or resource scarcity requires a sweeping shift in our approach to sustainability research and education, a group of leading scientists told European policy makers today during... [more]

7. February 2012

European Social Survey Round 7

ESS Round 7 Call For Question Module Design Teams Now Open [more]

12. January 2012

Professor Sir Roger Jowell, Principal Investigator of the European Social Survey, died on 25th December 2011, following a heart attack, at the age of 69.

We at the European Science Foundation were saddened by the recent news of the untimely passing away of Professor Sir Roger Jowell, co-founder and director of the European Social Survey (ESS), which has received support over the years from the ESF Standing Committee for the Social Sciences (SOC (formerly SCSS)).  [more]

5. December 2011

Experts call on governments, industries and the water and trade research communities to address growing global water issues

UNESCO publishes special report following the European Science Foundation’s strategic workshop: “Accounting for water scarcity and pollution in the rules of international trade” [more]