New Open Access Champion of cOAlition S, Johan Rooryck, to be keynote at Plan S symposium

We are delighted to announce that new Open Access Champion of cOAlition S, Professor Johan Rooryck, will be our keynote speaker at The Future of research: Assessing the impact of Plan S.

The international symposium, taking place at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, will begin with Professor Rooryck speaking about Plan S: from principles to implementation. Following the keynote, expert panels will focus on key aspects of Plan S and its impact on research, with the opportunity for interactive discussion.

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Read about our latest news in our September 2019 Newsletter

Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments in our September 2019 Newsletter.

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4th September 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

YAE becomes part of COST’s Cross-Cutting Activity (CAA)

The YAE is delighted to be a part of the newly established COST network, the Cross-Cutting Activity (CCA), How to address the increasing challenge of science communication in a diverse European (media) landscape.

This initiative, which will run from October 2019 to October 2021, will bring together policymakers, R&I players and COST Action participants who have a proven track-record and significant experience in science communication.

The YAE will be able to make a valuable contribution to the network by representing early career researchers.

6th August 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

AE Cardiff Hub interviews Mangala Srinivas

Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the YAE, has been interviewed as part of the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub interview series.

In her interview Dr Srinivas discusses the impact of being awarded an ERC Starting Grant, her role as the Chair of the Young Academy of Europe and why the YAE became involved in the debate on Plan S. Read the interview.

1st August 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

Read about our latest news in our August 2019 Newsletter

Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments in our August 2019 Newsletter.

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1st August 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

Celebrating 20 years of young academies

Next year, the German young academy, Die Junge Akademie, will be 20 years old. As it was the first young academy to be established (in 2000), there will be a celebration to mark the 20th Anniversary of the idea of young academies. This is a great opportunity to talk about research and the potential of young academies.

Members of the Young Academy of Europe are therefore invited to join a global initiative to further the dialogue between researchers and other members of the community. The initiative is called YoungAcademies@, indicating that members of young academies will speak at different places than the ones typical for academia. The aim is also to reach people that are not directly in touch with research, which may be more important than ever in a time of growing skepticism and “alternative facts”.

YoungAcademies@ can take many forms, from a talk at your favourite museum to a scientific consulting booth at your local market or a 5-minute elevator/train/ferry pitch on what your work looks like. The German Young Academy will offer an online platform where all individual events can be listed and documented. The organisation of the event will be done locally by you.

If you want to participate or have questions, please get in touch with Oliver Rymek at the office of the German Young Academy (rymek@diejungeakademie.de).

31st July 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

 

YAE participates in Wellcome Trust and Estonian Academy of Sciences event

Chair of the YAE, Mangala Srinivas attended a meeting for early career researchers from the Baltic region on engaging in research policy discussions.

Chair of the YAE, Mangala Srinivas with delegates at the meeting (Back row, 5th from the right)

The meeting, organised by the Wellcome Trust and the Estonian Academy of Sciences, took place in Tallinn on 19th June 2019. It was also attended by members of the Estonian, Lithuanian and Latvian Young Academies.

Mangala Srinivas was invited to lead a panel discussion on the role of Young Academies. There was a lively talk, with plenty of questions from the audience. It proved particularly interesting to learn about the salary situation for academics from this part of the world and how challenging it can be.

Coincidentally, the keynote speaker was 2019 YAE prize winner, Professor Janusz Bujnicki who spoke about the importance of young academics taking an interest in science policy, even if it is somewhat frowned upon, as it was in his case.

The event was a great opportunity for the YAE to build stronger links with colleagues in the Baltic region.

20th June 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

Results of the YAE Survey published

Nature International Journal of Science has published the results of a survey that the YAE conducted in 2018. The survey was completed by our members as well as other early-career researchers. The aim of the survey was to better understand the varied paths and challenges we all face, and to provide input to decision-makers that affect our careers.

Read the article.

Our survey is ongoing and results will be reviewed regularly. Taking part only takes a few minutes and your input would be much appreciated.

18th June 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

Petition – early Research and Innovation Agreement between the UK and EU

EU Life, EuroScience and Wellcome have launched a petition calling for an early research and innovation agreement between the UK and EU. They would like to include as many people across the science community and research professionals, both in the EU and UK, in this campaign.

You can get involved by signing the petition here and spreading the word within your networks.

17th June 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

Register for our AGM 2019

We are pleased to confirm that our AGM 2019 will take place on 22nd-24th October 2019 in the Residence for Researchers, Barcelona. Registration is now open.

The programme will include a series of talks, networking sessions and a workshop.

(Note: the start has been postponed by 30 min to 14:00! Unfortunately the Workshop: Optimising Science Communication has been cancelled.)

Tuesday 22nd October

14:00 Welcome

14:15 Update on activities

14:30 Science Pico Presentations (everyone)

15:00 Intro to COST network, ISE, recruitment

15:30 Break into groups to work on topics

16:30 Break

17:00 continue

18:00 Academics Anonymous session (with drinks)

20:00 Dinner

Wednesday 23rd October

09:15 Welcome

09:30 Report on activities

10:00 Speed-dating

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Elections (Board positions open)

12:00 Research talks (Slots available)

13:30 Lunch

We are looking for members to speak at this event. Please contact info@yacadeuro.org if you would be interested in participating.

Please also note there are vacancies on the YAE Board. Elections will take place at the AGM on 23rd October. If you are interested in becoming part of the YAE Board, please email us at info@yacadeuro.org to express your interest. Meet our current board members.

The YAE meeting will be immediately followed by the joint AE-YAE meeting (23rd – 24th October). All members are welcome to attend the full event.

Updated 21st June 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org