Collaboration with international science organizations is a central priority of the Council of Finnish Academies. By representing Finland in international organizations, the Council serves as a link and broker between the national and global science community.

The Council of Finnish Academies:

  • appoints experts from Finland to the governing boards and working groups of international science organizations and supports the work of selected representatives
  • responds to requests from the European Scientific Advice Mechanism SAM and other science organizations, and makes initiatives on the topics to be addressed
  • participates in the development of science organizations
  • supports the international cooperation of National Committees
  • disseminates information on Finnish science, practices, and the four Finnish Science Academies when working with the international science community
  • communicates about international science organizations’ reports, statements and recommendations in Finland


Our international partner organizations are presented below.

For more information, please contact Academy Secretary Arto Miettinen:

International organizations


    ALLEA (All European Academies) is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities. ALLEA promotes information exchange between European academies and actively takes part in European science policy discourses. ALLEA follows EU science policy developments closely, but also offers a platform for a wider European dialogue.


    CAETS (The International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technical Sciences) is an independent nonpolitical, non-governmental international organization of academies of engineering and technological sciences. CAETS advises governments and international organizations on technical and policy issues and contributes to the strengthening of engineering and technological activities to promote sustainable economic growth and social welfare.


    EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) is a cooperative organization for the national academies of the European Union. EASAC produces evidence-based reports and recommendations for EU decision-making and promotes science-policy dialogues. EASAC focuses on three areas: energy, biosciences, and environmental sciences. The Council of Finnish Academies communicates EASAC reports to Finnish decision-makers, e.g., in the national parliament and the European Parliament.

  • Euro-CASE

    Euro-CASE (The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering) is a cooperative forum for European academies of engineering sciences. Euro-CASE promotes dialogue between European institutions, industry and scholars.

  • ISC

    ISC (International Science Council) is an autonomous global organization of national science organisations and international science unions. ISC offers its members a forum for science policy dialogues as well as plans and coordinates wide interdisciplinary science programs. ISC was created in 2018 from a merger of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

    The Council of Finnish Academies is the national member organisation for ISC and coordinates Finnish relations to ISC. The National Committees, nominated and supported by the Council of Finnish Academies, are disciplinary focal points and maintain close contacts to scientific unions. The Council of Finnish Academies is particularly active in ISC’s European group.

    CODATA is a multidisciplinary ISC data committee (in the fields of data quality, reliability, accessibility, governance). The Council of Finnish Academies hosts a National Committee on data issues, which brings together Finnish actors and connect them to international data organisations.

  • IAP

    IAP (InterAcademy Partnership) is an umbrella organization for three global science academy networks:

    IAP Policy provides high quality, in-depth advice to international organizations and national governments on critical scientific issues. Previous reports have focused on building scientific and technological capacity worldwide; achieving a sustainable energy future; enhancing African agriculture; a review of the processes of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); scientific responsibility in global research; and, most recently, the science community’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    IAP Science brings together member academies to advise the global public and decision-makers on the scientific aspects of critical global issues, such as poverty, sustainable development, climate change, biotechnology and global health. It also works to improve science education and scientific literacy in member countries across the globe.

    IAP Health is a network of the world’s medical academies and medical sections of academies of science and engineering. IAP Health is committed to improving health world-wide and it goals are to strengthen the capacity of academies to provide evidence based advice to governments on health and science policy; to support the creation of new academies; to support the creation of projects by member academies to strengthen research and higher education in their countries; and to issue consensus statements on matters of importance to global health.

  • UAI

    UAI (Union Académique Internationale)  is a global organization which supports inter-academy research and publication activities in the humanistic and social sciences. UAI coordinates and funds long-term international projects, such as corpus, dictionary, and encyclopedia projects. UAI, founded in 1919, is one of the first international academy organisations.


    The Council of Finnish Academies works closely with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The Council acts as the Secretariat for the National Coordination Group of Unesco Science Programs and through these activities aims to promote the impact of science and research in Unesco. The Council is also the national focal point for IBSP (Unesco’s International Basic Sciences Programme) and MOST (Unesco’s Management of Social Transformations Programme).

  • IHRN

    The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN) is a cooperative network that advocates for the human rights of scholars and researchers and promotes awareness of human rights issues within the science community. The Human Rights Committee of the Council of Finnish Academies maintains contacts with the network and actively writes letters of appeal in support of scholars facing human rights violations.