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, Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency. Participants also included guests from other national and international young academies. For the first time since the creation of the YAE, the full Board was elected by the members. The annual meeting also featured scientific talks presented by YAE members from all three scientific domains. See the YAE press release for more information.