The March for Science will take place on 22 April 2017. Marches have been organised in over 400 locations across the globe. The march comes amidst the recent trend of science, scientists and evidence-based policymaking coming under attack. With budget cuts, many severe, being inflicted upon several scientific networks, the marches have been designed as a protest to support the ongoing role science, across all disciplines, should continue to play a central role in public life and policymaking.
All the marches have a common three-goal purpose: to advocate for continued international collaboration between institutes, to demand continued emphasis on evidence-based policies, and to appeal for a greater emphasis on science in society. From a European perspective, there will be several hundred marches taking place across the continent on 22 April 2017. For all those interested in taking part in a march, participating cities can be found easily from the main website.