The Academy represents Italy in the main academic international organizations and networks.
Under the umbrella of IAP (InterAcademy Partnership, www.interacademies.org) more than 140 national, regional and global member academies of sciences, medicine and engineering work together to support the role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems, to advance sound policies, improve public health, promote excellence in science education, and achieve other critical development goals. A central focus of IAP's mission is to reach out to society and participate in discussions on critical global issues in which science plays a crucial role, and since its inception in 1993 IAP has been producing statements on global issues.
ALLEA (All European Academies, www.allea.org) is the European federation of academies of sciences and humanities, representing more than 50 academies from about 40 EU and non-EU countries. Since its foundation in 1994, ALLEA speaks out on behalf of its members on the European and international stages, promotes science as a global public good, and facilitates scientific collaboration across borders and disciplines.
Jointly with its members, ALLEA seeks to improve the conditions for research, to provide the best independent and interdisciplinary science advice available, and to strengthen the role of science in society. In doing so, ALLEA channels the expertise of European academies for the benefit of the research community, decision-makers and the public. Outputs include science-based advice in response to societally relevant topics, as well as activities to encourage scientific cooperation.
The Academy participates with its own representatives in working groups:
ERA (European Research Area)
Intellectual Property Rights, Science Education
EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council, www.easac.eu) is the association of the national academies of science of the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. EASAC's work of independent science-based advice for policy makers is focused on three core programmes: Energy, Environment and Biosciences. Each of these is run by a Programme Director and a Steering Panel consisting of highly experienced scientists nominated by EASAC member academies. EASAC is the "Regional Affiliated Network for Europe" of IAP.
GID (Groupe Inter-académique pour le Développement, www.g-i-d.org) is an international association established in 2007 by eleven academic institutions in Africa and southern Europe. In marshalling knowledge in the service of development, the GID promotes one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, namely Bridging the gap between scientific output and the needs of the stakeholders.
IHRN (International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, www.internationalhrnetwork.org) is an international consortium of honorary societies in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with a shared interest in human rights. It was founded in 1993 by prominent human rights lawyer Pieter van Dijk and Nobel Laureates François Jacob, Torsten Wiesel and Max Perutz, to alert national academies to human rights abuses involving fellow scientists and scholars and to equip academies with the tools to provide support in such cases. Today the IHRN advocates in support of professional colleagues suffering human rights abuses; promotes the free exchange of ideas and opinions among scientists and scholars; and supports the independence and autonomy of national academies and scholarly societies worldwide. The IHRN also raises global awareness about the connections between human rights and science, engineering, and medicine. Although there is no formal membership, more than 90 academies have participated in IHRN activities.