Welcome to the website of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). The YAE is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. The YAE is organized as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy. We provide input and advice from a younger generation’s perspective – a vital requirement to shape EU-wide Science Policy for the prospering of science in Europe for future generations. Please use the menu above to find out more about our initiative.
  • YAE Prize 2017 YAE Prize 2017 The first Annual Prize was awarded to Rianne Letschert, Rector Univ. Maastricht
  • New Board 2017-18 New Board 2017-18 During the Budapest meeting our new Board was elected.
  • AGM Budapest AGM Budapest We had a workshop on time management, the Launch Party for the YAE Charity, discussions on the Bylaws, presentation of several National Young Academies, research talks, and elections for the Board.


Quick links: Nomination form, Internal Forum (for members only)

Latest News

YAE Statement on the next framework programme FP9

After the midterm evaluation of H2020 the next step towards “Maximising the Impact of EU Research and Innovation” is the preparation of the next framework programme, FP9. The YAE urges the EC to provide more funding for bottom-up blue-sky research with less administrative burden, in combination with strategies for supporting the brilliant minds of the whole European research area throughout their careers. See the YAE press release release for more information.

YAE Annual Group Meeting in Budapest and Election Outcome

Many of you joined us in Budapest for our Annual General Meeting and joint meeting with the Academia Europaea. Those who were …

First edition of the Annual YAE Prize awarded to Rianne Letschert

It is with great pride that during the Joint AE/ALLEA/YAE Meeting in Budapest, we have been able to award the first edition of the Annual YAE Prize to Rianne Letschert. Prof. Letschert…

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Hubs presentation
The Future of UK Research and Scholarship [Updated]

Report on the event: The future of U.K. research and scholarship, at the Academia Europea Cardiff Hub – 11 Nov 2016
In the wake of the referendum result on the UK’s membership of the European Union, many questions have been raised around the future of UK research and scholarship in a post-Brexit world. This panel session will explore constructive ideas about how best to pursue European …


President of the Management Board of The EIT Wroclaw Research Centre

   Municipality of Wroclaw is looking for President of Management Board of the EIT+ Wroclaw Research Center. The Mayor of Wrocław – the European Capital of Culture 2016 – is seeking to select by competition the candidate for the post of the President of the Management Board of The EIT + Wrocław Research Centre.


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Marcel Swart
Marcel Swart
Mangala Srinivas
Mangala Srinivas
Sebastian Leidel
Sebastian Leidel
monica brinzei
Monica Brinzei
yan lavallee
Selection Committee Chair:
Yan Lavallee

Board members

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