Spanish Scientific Societies promote a declaration in defence of Science
The Spanish Confederation of Scientific Societies – COSCE has written a Manifesto in support of Science. The declaration is framed in the context of actions programmed for the 22nd of April 2017 in different cities around the world, with the aim to call attention to Society about the importance of Science as well as to denounce recent political directions which erode the prestige of Science. The COSCE manifesto affirms:
A global political trend is emerging in the developed countries, which ignores the role of science in our lives, with the result of an inexorable deterioration in health and the environment and a growing disregard for knowledge, that is seen replaced by interpretations of reality, alternative to those provided by Science.
The document refers also to the particular context of Spanish Science and demands a “coherent and lasting scientific policy and the recognition of the value that science has to achieve the objectives of social, political and economic progress that our society deserves.”
Together with COSCE, the Manifesto is promoted and signed by the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities – CRUE and most important scientific societies in Spain.
You can read and sign the manifesto (in Spanish) by following this link