Lindau Declaration 2020

The Lindau Declaration 2020, first suggested by Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, aims to get wide-spread support for a new approach to global, sustainable, cooperative open science. Until its publication during the Lindau Meeting 2020, the declaration is open for debate, changes and amendments.


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While it was formulated with basic research as its primary focus, its principles and goals can apply to all types of science. The declaration draws upon, refers to and supports various already existing initiatives. It is a call to widely support new ways in science. The declaration currently consists of 10 goals, which are supported by its signatories.


There have already been two socio-political appeals in the longstanding history of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, each presented on Mainau Island, the traditional venue of the last meeting day. The Mainau Declaration 1955 was an appeal against the use of nuclear weapons. During the 65th Lindau Meeting 2015, 36 Nobel Laureates initially signed the Mainau Declaration on Climate Change as an urgent warning of the consequences of global warming.

What’s in Store for Journalists?

The Lindau Meeting offers many opportunities for informal exchange with meeting participants on the fringes of the sessions or during social events.


Accredited journalists have free access to all lectures and panel discussions. Our team also assists with arranging interviews with Nobel Laureates, young scientists or guests.

Accreditations for the 70th Lindau Meeting (Interdisciplinary) will be possible from spring 2020.


Each year, the Lindau Meetings provide travel grants for international journalists who would like to cover the meeting. The application process also starts in spring 2020.