Photo: Krister Majander. Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen (on the left) discussing with ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno, who participated online – as did everybody else apart from the Finnish organising team and some of the speakers. Professor Anna Mauranen and moderator, Academy Secretary Jaakko Kuosmanen were also present at the Mirror Room of Hotel Kämp.

The Council of Finnish Academies (CoFA) and the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) organised togerther a scientific symposium held on 5 May 2021. The event was streamed at the Mirror Room of Hotel Kämp, Helsinki.

The discussion wrapped around the boundaries of sciences from many aspects; interdisciplinarity and convergence, science disinformation, science advice and the relationships of politics and science were discussed. See the full recording of the event Across Boundaries in Sciences here:

The keynote speech Fostering Convergence Across Disciplines of professor Riitta Hari is available here:

The programme of the event can be found here:

The symposium was part of the annual General Assembly of ALLEA, which in 2021 was hosted by the Council of Finnish Academies. We would like to express our warmest gratitude for all the participants around the world!