The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is an independent platform of European learned societies and scientific organizations whose aim is to promote mechanisms to support all fields of science at a European level, involve scientists in the design and implementation of European science policies, and to advocate strong independent scientific advice in European policy making.



26/07/16 - ISE and EuroScience offer to engage in dialogue with the European Commission on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation, at a meeting with Commissioner Moedas in Manchester, 26.7.2016

14/04/16 - Conclusions from the ISE event "Is there a funding gap on collaborative basic research in Europe?" which was held on 7 April 2016 in Brussels.

10/02/16 - We would like to invite you to the ISE event "Is there a funding gap on collaborative research in Europe?" on 7 April 2016 in Brussels

20/01/16 - The ISE expert workshop on "Science Advice in Europe" took place on 19 and 20 January in Heidelberg at the EMBL/EMBO campus.

18/04/15 - The death of ISE Founding President Mariano Gago is a great loss for Europe's scientific community

28/12/14 - Turning the Tables: An Investment Plan for European Innovation and Research

28/05/14 - We would like to invite you to the session Science advocacy and campaigning - Mobilising the research communities to stand up for an increased research budget and better science policies at the Euroscience Open Forum in Copenhagen on 24 June 2014 at 13:30

10/04/14 - ISE Statement "Learned Societies, Academic Publishing and Transitions to Open Access released

21/10/13 - Congratulations to the winners of the video contest 'Invest in Science - Invest in Our Future'

17/05/13 - ISE press release "Initiative to put an end to the misuse of the journal impact factor (JIP)".

04/04/13 - The ISE supported video contest "Invest in our Future – Invest in Science" was launched in Lisbon.

15/11/12 - A delegation of Nobel Laureates, ISE President Maria Leptin and Executive Coordinator Wolfgang Eppenschwandtner met with the three EU presidents Herman van Rompuy, Martin Schulz and José Manuel Barroso to report on the success of the online petition. More see on

23/10/12 - - Petition to protect the EU research budget. Please sign and invite your colleagues to join!

23/08/12 - ISE Recommendation on Scientific Visa release

04/05/23 - ISE conference "Strengthening the European Research Area - What does science need to flourish?", 3 and 4 May 2012, Barcelona

16/12/11 - First analysis on the budget of Horizon 2020

30/11/11 - ISE Response to the Consultation on an ERA Framework released

21/11/11 - ISE Statement on on Grand Challenges and Horizon 2020 released