EU-LIFE contributes to the improvement of research by influencing European science policies and by developing, implementing and disseminating best practices in the organisation and management of research institutes.
We implement a number of concrete actions, including:

  • Advocating for excellence in life sciences research
  • Contributing to European and International research policies 
  • Developing and disseminating best practices in science and science-related areas, such as advanced training, science communication, technology transfer, and funding strategies.
  • Promoting fruitful institutional and scientific collaborations within and outside EU-LIFE

Lastest News

Building networking opportunities to strengthen young scientist careers

Young scientists and researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and Institut Curie organized a joint Young Scientists Retreat on the 22nd and 23 of September 2019. A great initiative between young scientists from our Portuguese and French members to share their work and foster networking & collaboration!

Make research count: EU-LIFE researchers act

In our Open Letter we urged the European Parliament and the EU Council to provide Horizon Europe with key assets and to prioritise R&I by committing an appropriate budget for Horizon Europe. Now we keep advocating for R&I through a media campaign to urge politicians to increase the budget for scientific funding.
Rene Medema, NKI

René Medema appointed new chair of EU-LIFE

René Medema, Director of Research of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, has been appointed the new chair of EU-LIFE, an alliance of thirteen leading life science institutes in Europe, as of 1 January 2020.