Group of European ICSU Members

Merger ICSU-ISSC

During 2016, the Executives of both the International Council for Science (ISC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) launched a process that would result in the merger of the two science organisations. At an extraordinary General Assembly on 24-25 October 2016, the ICSU and ISSC membership jointly gave their in principle approval of a proposal to that effect.

The European ICSU Members provided their input with guidance for a successful merger with two documents so far:

  • 17.10.2016: Perspectives on and strategy proposals for the proposed ICSU-ISSC merger (PDF)
  • 12.05.2017: Feedback to draft strategy document (PDF)