The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, advocacy, scientific exchange, and science policy.

The YAE is organised as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognised European young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy. Since 2019, we are a registered charity organization.

We provide input and advice from a younger generation’s perspective – a vital input to shape EU-wide policy for the benefit of future European scholars and scientists.


Read about our latest news in our October 2021 Newsletter

Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments in our October 2021 Newsletter.

Read about our latest news in our Summer 2021 Newsletter

Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments in our Summer 2021 Newsletter.

“Impact of the pandemic on early-career researchers” – results of the YAE survey published in Nature

In summer 2020, a survey was initiated within the framework of Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and the CALIPER project about the situation of early-career researchers under the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the COVID-19 survey have been recently published in Nature.

Young Academy of Europe 2021 Annual General Meeting

Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding travel restrictions, the 2021 YAE AGM will be a virtual meeting.  You can register here.

Read about our latest news in the June 2021 Newsletter

Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments in the June 2021 Newsletter.

Fifth edition of the annual André Mischke YAE Prize awarded to Marian Verhelst

We are delighted to announce that the André Mischke YAE Prize 2021 for Science and Policy was awarded to Prof. Marian Verhelst.

Read about our latest news in May Newsletter

Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments in the May 2021 Newsletter.

Recap of our webinar on research integrity

On 22 March, the Young Academy of Europe, SAPEA, the European Group on Ethics (EGE) and the AE Cardiff Hub organized an international webinar on the issue of scientific misconduct and support of early-career researchers in reporting such cases. Read more here.

Nature Career feature ‘Pandemic burnout is rampant in academia’

YAE’s Outgoing Chair Dr. Mangala Srinivas has been featured in a recent Nature Career piece on pandemic burnout in academia. You can read the full article on the Nature’s website

Dr. David Fernandez Rivas elected Dutch Engineer of 2021

Twente associate professor David Fernandez Rivas has been unanimously elected Dutch Engineer of the year 2021 by the professional jury. To find out more please visit Twente University’s website.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize awarded to FYAE Dr. Patrick Roberts

Dr. Patrick Roberts of the Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, received this year’s Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for his research into prehistoric archaeology. Read more here.


Register for the Young Academy of Europe 2021 Annual General Meeting 

The 2021 YAE annual meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th October 2021, from 09:30 to 16:30. Registration to the event is free. We have put together an outstanding programme that includes renowned invited guests, talks by our most recent members, and opportunities for brainstorming and collaboration.


YAE’s role in YASAS

Find out about our involvement with YASAS (Young Academies Science Advice Structure).

YAE’s role in SAPEA

Find out about our work with SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies).

Horizon 2020 project CALIPER

Read more about our involvement in the CALIPER project and visit the project’s website.

Science communication COST action

We contribute to a COST Cross-Cutting Activity on science communication.


Working with other Young Academies

We collaborate with various organisations.

Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) 

Formalizing our earlier links, we are a member of ISE since early 2020.

Help us grow!

You’re invited to help nominate promising young scholars to join the YAE.