Professor Eugenio Scandale, President of the Apulian Academy of Sciences (Accademia Pugliese delle Scienze di Bari) and Vice President of the Unione Accademica Nazionale (UAN, representing 14 regional Academies in Italy; the UAN main task is to represent Italy in UAI and ALLEA international organizations and as second one to represent Academies with respect to the italian state institutions) visited the Estonian Academy of Sciences on 6th August 2019 and met Professor Tarmo Soomere, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
The presidents discussed the role of academies in society, science advice for government and cooperation possibilities in the future. Professor emer. Rein Vaikmäe shared his experience with science advice to the minister of Education and Research in Estonia. Apulian Academy of Sciences is a personal academy, founded in 1925. More information on the website (in Italian) http://www.accademiascienze.uniba.it/