Affirm science as a democratic value
Science is a vital feature of a working democracy, spurring innovation, critical thinking, increased understanding, and better, healthier lives for all people. By marching in Copenhagen and around the world, we become more active in our communities and in democratic life. We hold our leaders accountable to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity.
Science is first and foremost a human process, conducted, applied, and supported by a diverse body of people. It is an enterprise carried out by people from different cultures with different perspectives who seek to expand our knowledge of the world in the hope of building a better, more informed society.
Partner with the public
Scientists are joined by science enthusiasts to form a valuable partnership that creates open and strong lines of communication in both directions. Science works best when research findings are shared with the public, illuminating the research process with with people’s actual concerns and aspirations.
Open, inclusive, and accessible science
We strive to break down barriers. Science should be an option for anyone and everyone who is curious about discovery. Science should inform the choices we make as consumers and the policies we adopt through public debate.
Support scientists and truth
We rally together to stand up for scientists and the knowledge they reveal. Scientists must be allowed to communicate their results freely, without misrepresentation or distortion and without the fear of retribution.