International Organisations

Estonian Academy of Sciences represents Estonia in the following scientific organisations that join Academies in Europe or across the world:  

European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF)

ESAF is a Europe-wide network of government science advisors. It was  set up in June 2014 by Professor Anne Glover, then Chief Scientific Advisor to the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, in the belief that an accurate, unbiased synthesis of the available evidence is one of the most valuable contributions a research community can offer democratic decision-makers.

The Ministry of Education and Research nominated the President of EAS as Estonian representative in ESAF. EAS is chaired ESAF since June 2020 to October 2023.

European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

EAS became eligible for membership in 2004 at the accession of Estonia to the EU. Estonian member of EASAC Council is Jaak Järv, Secretary General of EAS. Professor Tarmo Soomere, EAS President, represents EAS on the EASAC Environment Steering Panel, Professor Enn Lust on the EASAC Energy Panel. Jarek Kurnitski, member of the EASAC working group "Decarbonisation of buildings"

European Federation of National Academies of Sciences and Humanities – All European Academies (ALLEA)

EAS is an active member since the ALLEA was founded in 1994. The Vice President of EAS Jüri Engelbrecht served as the President of the ALLEA in 2006-2011.

InterAcademyPartnership, IAP: the global network of science academies

Under the umbrella of the IAP, more than 140 national, regional and global member academies work together to support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. IAP academy members constitute more than 30,000 leading scientists, engineers and health professionals in over 100 countries. 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 issues of fundamental importance to humanity.

International Science Council (ISC)

EAS resumed Estonian membership in 1992. Academy also participates in the activities of the Group of the European members of ISC.

Union Académique International (UAI)

EAS is a member since 1998. Estonian delegate is Jaan Undusk, Board Member of EAS.

Union of European Academies for Sciences applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA)

EAS is one of the founding members of UEAA (created in October 2000).

Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)Estonian Consortium of Natural History Collections
Contact: Prof. Urmas  Kõljalg
European Chemical Societu (EuChemS)Estonian Chemical Society (ECS)
Contact: Prof. Margus Lopp, prof. Jaak Järv
European Marine Board
Marine Commission of the
Estonian Academy of Sciences

Contact: Prof. Tarmo Soomere
European Physical Society (EPS) Estonian Physical Society
Contact: Dr Kaido Reivelt
European Polar Board (EPB)Estonian Polar Research Committee
Contact: Prof. Rein Vaikmäe
European Sociological Association (ESA),
International Sociological Association (ISA) ),
Estonian Association of Sociologists (ESL)
International Astronomical Union (IAU)Estonian National Committee on Astronomy
Contact: Dr Laurits Leedjärv
International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)Estonian National Committee of IAG
Contact: Tiit Hang
The European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR),
International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)
Estonian Society for the Study of Religions
Contact: Madis Arukask
International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)Estonian National Committee for IFAC
Contact: Dr Sven Nõmm
International Geographical Union (IGU)Estonian Geographical Society
Contact: Hannes Palang
International Mathematical Union (IMU)Estonian National Committee for Mathematics
Contact: Prof. Mati Abel
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)Estonian Geophysical Committee
Conact: Piia Post
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)Estonian National Committee for Geology
Contact: Prof. Kalle Kirsimäe
International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS/DLMPS)Division of Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the Baltic Association for History and Philosophy of Science at the Estonian Association for History and Philosophy of Science
Contact: Peeter Müürsepp 
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)Estonian National Committee for IUPAP
Contact: Marco Kirm
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)Estonian National Committee for INQUA (ESTQUA)
Contact: Tiit Hang
International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
Estonian National Committee for Mechanics
Contact: Prof. Andrus Salupere
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)Estonian contact for TLL
Contact: Janika Päll
World Energy Council (WEC)Estonian Member Committee of the WEC
Contact: Andres Siirde