Open letter to European Parliament opposing budget cuts to frontier science

The Young Academy of Europe reaches out to the European Parliament in an open letter to express its extreme concern about plans to cut the ERC budget by 221 M€. While the Academy is very much in favour of stimulating the European economy, doing so at the cost of frontier science and innovation is short-sighted. See the open letter for more ...

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Young Academies criticise disbanding of EU Chief Scientific Adviser post

The Young Academy of Europe joins several national young academies in an open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. The letter criticises the decision to abolish the position of Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA). The initiative of the Young Academy of Sweden is being supported by the YAE as well as the young academies of Poland ...

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YAE statement on Open Science

Science is currently in transition with changing models of authorship and publication. While overall a positive trend, how these changes are implemented can have a massive impact (both positive and negative) on young scientists. The YAE Open Data task force outlines here some key points that need to be taken account into when planning the implementation of ...

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YAE statement on planned changes to Horizon 2020 funding

The European Commission is planning to divert further €2.7 billion from the €28 billion Horizon 2020 budget for the years 2015–2017 (almost 10%). If these plans were to be realised, the results would be disastrous, in particular for young scientists in the short term, and for European competitiveness in Research and Innovation in the long term. The ...

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3rd Annual Meeting of the Young Academy of Europe, 2014

The third annual meeting of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) took place in Barcelona, Spain, on 15th July. As usual, the meeting was organized in conjunction with the annual conference of the Academia Europaea (AE). Keynote speakers were Núria Sebastián Gallés, President of the scientific council of the European Research Council (ERC) and Pablo Amor, ...

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Kick-off meeting of COST action Sci-GENERATION

The kick-off meeting of the COST Targeted Network Sci-GENERATION, initiated by the Young Academy of Europe, took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 13th November 2013. Sci-GENERATION is a new COST initiative with currently 16 participating countries that aims at elaborating contemporary scientific thought and thereby disseminating a new spirit of ...

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2nd Annual Meeting of the Young Academy of Europe, 2013

The second annual meeting of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) was held in Wroclaw, Poland, on 16th September. The meeting took place concurrently with the 25th annual conference of the Academia Europaea (AE), with which the YAE maintains close ties. Professor Helga Nowotny, President of the scientific council of the European Research Council (ERC), ...

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Scientists meet with French President Hollande to hand over petition signatures

On Monday 5th February 2013, at a reception given in honour of Serge Haroche, France's newest Nobel laureate, scientists met with François Hollande, President of France, and Jean-Yves Mérindol, advisor to the President. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Nobel laureate for Physics in 1997, and Michèle Leduc, President of the Association of French Learned Societies, ...

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Young Academy of Europe signs affiliation agreement with Academia Europaea

The signing ceremony Today, an affiliation agreement between the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and the Academia Europaea (AE) was signed. The ceremony took place in Barcelona on the occasion of an AE Board meeting, in the presence of YAE Chair André Mischke, YAE Vice chair Thomas Schäfer, AE President Lars Walløe, and AE Vice President Sierd Cloetingh. The agreement ...

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Young Academy of Europe officially launched at 1st Annual Meeting in Brussels, 2012

The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) was officially launched at its first Annual Meeting in Brussels on 7th - 8th December 2012, hosted by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). The launch event was placed under the motto "How to enhance the European Research Environment for the Next Generation of Young Scientists" and brought together more ...

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