The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy.

The YAE is organised as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognised 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.


YAE Prize 2020

Nominations open until Feb 28, 2020!

Science communication initiative supported by YAE

YAE is contributing to a newly established COST Cross-Cutting Activity on science communication.

YAE signs a statement calling on national governments in Europe to protect EU investments in education, research and innovation

Eurodoc, the MCAA and YAE call on governments, institutions and leaders across Europe to strengthen the investment at European level and urge them to raise the budget of the next EU Programme for R&I (2021-2027).

Help us grow!

We would like to ask for your help in finding and nominating promising young scholars to join the Young Academy of Europe.


The future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

Read about this international event which took place at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, where a distinguished panels of experts debated the prospects of Plan S for researchers, universities, learned societies and academies.


YAE’s role in SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies)

Find out more about our involvement with SAPEA.

Working together with other Young Academies

Read more about the various organisations we work with.