Weekly update (January)

Dear YAE Fellows


It’s now the beginning of a new year for the Young Academy of Europe and we hope that you all had a relaxing break with you family and friends over the Christmas period.  We also wish you all the best for 2018 and hope that it proves to be a prosperous year for you all and the YAE.   In this weekly update, we have some interesting reads and roadmap notifications, along with statements on FP9 and a reminder on nominations for new YAE members.


Call for nominations for new YAE members
As YAE member, please identify colleagues who you think would be suitable candidates and propose them for YAE membership.  This is a requisite for new members, within the framework of “A member for a member” campaign. Because of the underrepresentation of some countries in the YAE, and the “Spreading excellence and widening participation” aims of the EU, we particularly encourage nominations for candidates from those countries.
Note: there is no limitation to only one candidate, so if you know other excellent candidates with a keen interest for participation in YAE, please nominate them all!  Our aim is to have 500 or more members, so it’s up to you all to put forward suitable candidates.
Applications for prospective members can be submitted at any time, and are reviewed continuously, on a rolling basis. Please find our admission guidelines online: http://yacadeuro.org/join-us.


Call for input to newsletter, weekly updates and website
If any of your have any interesting stories or news items you would like to share with our members then please contact our communications team at  communications@yacadeuro.org
We would like you all to be involved in shaping the stories and information that go into our newsletters, weekly updates and our website.


FP9 “Living Together: Missions for Shaping the Future”


As some of you maybe aware, a statement for the FP9 “Living Together: Missions for Shaping the Future” has been made and we as an organisation have been invited to sign the joint statement to show our support.  The statement responds to a call by the High-Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research & Innovation Programmes, the so called “Lamy-Group”, to “adopt a mission-oriented, impact-focused approach to address global challenges”. It stems from a joint initiative by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) and ALLEA.  Please feel free to share it widely or show your support if you haven’t done so yet.


YAE Statement on FP9
The Board together with several FYAEs has prepared a statement on the next framework programme, where we want to stress the emphasis on bottom-up blue-sky research. As we put in the final sentence:
For this, the budget of bottom-up blue-sky research needs to be increased, in combination with strategies for maintaining the brilliant minds of the whole European research area funded throughout their career.
The full statement is attached to this Weekly Update and will be distributed online, on the website, Twitter, Facebook, and will be send to policy makers and national young academies.


YAE Statements on OpenData and OpenAccess
The Board is finalizing two further statements, one on OpenData (based on the network speed, for which we asked for your help end of 2017), and one on OpenAccess. These should be finished before Jan. 31, when our Chair will be in Brussels for two workshops on Open Data and Open Access. If you want to contribute to the writing of these statements, please contact the Chair at chair@yacadeuro.org.
Likewise, if you want to provide background information to the Board (and the Chair in particular) on OpenData or OpenAccess, please send this to chair@yacadeuro.org.


Save-the-date: Global Young Academy 8th International Conference of Young Scientists 2018
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the GYA, we cordially invite you to attend our 8th  International Conference of Young Scientists, to be held from 9 – 10 May 2018 in Pattaya, Thailand, under the theme: ‘Forever Young? Sustainable and healthy longevity through science and technology’.
The conference addresses the pressing global issue of healthy aging. This theme ties in closely to the UN sustainable development goals, focusing on good health and well-being, as well as those related to hunger, water, sanitation, responsible production and consumption, and sustainable cities and communities. While countries see different kinds of demographic shifts, all experience social, economic and political challenges as a result. The conference will explore these from interdisciplinary perspectives, addressing issues such as the role of scientific advances and technological developments, the relations between different generations, the design of cities and communities that serve both the young and the old, and the values that guide research and policy decisions with regard to longevity. Holding the GYA Conference and AGM in Thailand will provide a platform for international scientific exchange and discourse within the national context of Thailand and the regional contexts of the ASEAN and Asia.
Practical Information
The conference will take place at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel, Thailand. Information about registration and further logistics will be provided in February 2018. https://globalyoungacademy.net/events/8th-annual-conference-and-general-meeting-of-the-gya/


Interesting reads
  • The best-kept secrets to winning grants


  • The best bosses switch between these two leadership styles


  • Philippe Starck on the infinity symbol


Notification of roadmaps
  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Trade
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Communication
  • Development
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Climate Action
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Food Safety
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
  • Education
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Sport
  • Home Affairs