YAE AGM: Invitation for speakers

The YAE will hold their annual AGM jointly with the Academia Europaea and All European Academies (ALLEA). The topic of the meeting “Sustainability and Resilience” is linked with the new Horizon2020 funded SAPEA project (Scientific Advice for Policy by European Academies), in which the AE and ALLEA are partners. The Young Academy of Europe will act as co-organiser. The YAE main meeting will take place on the 3rd & 4th September, with focus on SAPEA, National Young Academies, digital group management tools, and our YAE members.

 

The goal of this meeting is to foster collaboration between our members. Therefore, every YAE member attending the AGM in Budapest is asked to prepare a one-page document (see template attached) with a recent photo, a very short abstract, a list of major techniques or skills, and a question/issue that you currently have. These will be compiled into a booklet, which will be sent around before the meeting. Please email this to the Chair (chair@yacadeuro.org).
Finally, we would like to invite you to give a short talk about your work, suitable for a general audience. If interested, please email a brief abstract and title to the Chair (chair@yacadeuro.org).

The tentative programme is:

Sunday, September 3 2017
14.00-15.00 Introduction and welcome note
15.00-16.00 Ice breakers
16.00-16.30 coffee
15:00-16:00 Tea/coffee break
16:30-18:30 Workshop
18.30-20.30 YAE launch party
Monday, September 4 2017
09:30-11:00 YAE Elections (Board and Bylaws)
11:00-12:15 National Academies
12:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:15 SAPEA
15:15-16:15 YAE Research Talks

The first day’s programme will be supplemented by expert trainers from HFS Consulting (www.hfp-consulting.com),who you may be familiar with through their EMBO Lab Management courses. They will organise an ice breaker session as well as a Time and Self-Management Workshop.

Action points:
1: Save the date and register!
2: Please fill in the template (for all attendees).
3: Consider applying to give a talk.

 

Membership fees
Our treasurer, Sebastian Leidel, would like to thank all our members who have already paid their due membership fees. We would like to remind everyone else that the annual membership fee of 40EUR for 2016 are overdue and that you are welcome to already pay the fee for 2017.
We will review this fee annually, with the hope that in the near future we will be able to secure other sources of funding that will provide for greater flexibility. For all members without sufficient funding or access to funds to cover membership, please contact the treasurer.
Payment can be made in one of the following ways:

Option 1) SEPA bank transfer (usually without any fee, except UK). Membership fee 2016: 40€
Account holder: FV Young Academy of Europe e.V.; IBAN: DE23830654080004876792; BIC: GENODEF1SLR

Option 2) Paypal: Log into Paypal and pay 41.20€ to treasurer@yacadeuro.org; Unfortunately, we need to add the 1.20€ paypal fee in this case.

Thank you on behalf of the YAE Board for supporting the livelihood of the YAE!
 
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