Strengthening the role of science in society is at the core of ALLEA’s priorities. Our culture, our political and economic systems and even people’s daily lives are continuously affected by scientific and scholarly work. At the same time, science itself is subject to social and cultural changes. This reciprocal connection requires that science engages with different societal groups and with the general public and it puts scientific values, processes and thinking at the core of the wider public debate.
To stimulate this dialogue and understanding, ALLEA encourages reflections on trust in science, science communications and the promotion of science education through its working groups and expert committees. ALLEA organises public events to engage the wider public in scientific debates, and honours the work of intellectuals and scholars who contribute to an understanding of European integration and its values.