Following meetings in 2010 and 2011 of newly funded grant holders at the national level, a meeting with 11 young scholars and scientists from various member states(1) was held in Paris in September 2011. At this meeting, possible routes towards establishing a Young Academy of Europe were discussed, and its aims and activities were defined.
The Young Academy of Europe was formally established as an independent association of top young researchers in Europe at a constitutive meeting held in Brussels on 7th-8th December 2012. Also in December 2012, the YAE established a partnership with Academia Europaea (AE). We have mutual representations at Board meetings.