Read about our latest news in our Spring 2019 Newsletter

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

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24th May 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

YAE joins ALLEA’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations

YAE’s Vice-Chair Toma Susi represented The Young Academy of Europe at ALLEA‘s General Assembly and 25th Anniversary Celebration: Science and Society in Present-Day Europe. The event was hosted by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences at the Congress Centre Kursaal in Bern, Switzerland on 8th-10th May 2019.

Dr Susi networked with leaders of National Academies and The Global Young Academy, and discussed topics ranging from world politics to the situation of young scholars and the European Commission’s Science Advice Mechanism. Former YAE Chair and current member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the Commission, Nicole Grobert, participated in a panel discussion on the recent SAPEA report on microplastics in nature and society.

Former YAE Chair and current member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the Commission, Nicole Grobert, discussing the recent SAPEA report on microplastics
Former YAE Chair and current member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the Commission, Nicole Grobert, discussing the recent SAPEA report on microplastics
13th May 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org

The future of research: assessing the impact of Plan S

The bold ambition behind Plan S is to ensure that full open access to published research finally becomes a reality.  Yet, what does it mean for the future of research?  Join us for this international event at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, where our distinguished panels of experts will debate the prospects for researchers, universities, learned societies and academies.

KU Leuven Library
KU Leuven Library

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Dr Toma Susi at the launch

YAE supports launch of Academia Europaea’s 5th Knowledge Hub

On 24th April 2019, YAE chair Dr Mangala Srinivas and Vice Chair Dr Toma Susi attended the official opening of Academia Europaea’s 5th Knowledge Hub which took place at Tbilisi State University in the presence of the Georgian Prime Minister, Mamuka Bakhtadze.

YAE Vice-Chair Dr Toma Susi discussing the future of Georgian young scholars with Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Educational Advisor to the Prime Minister of Georgia
YAE Vice-Chair Dr Toma Susi discussing the future of Georgian young scholars with Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Educational Advisor to the Prime Minister of Georgia

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The official signing ceremony

Press release: YAE officially registered as a charity

The Board of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) met at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich on the 25th of February 2019 to officially register the YAE as a charity in Germany.

The official signing ceremony
The official signing ceremony

Registration as a charity establishes the official status of the YAE and enables it to start raising funds and receive donations, and to grow further as a community and a positive force for influencing scientific policy throughout Europe. The charity status also allows the YAE to register at the EU and to participate fully in future grants.

Mangala Srinivas signing on behalf of the YAE
Mangala Srinivas signing on behalf of the YAE

“The YAE is delighted that it can now call the LMU Munich as its official home and wants to express its gratitude for making this possible”, says Mangala Srinivas, the current chair of the YAE. “It is also welcome that space, and some funding, can be available for all members to organise events relevant to the YAE at the LMU.”

The YAE was set up in 2012 as a bottom-up, pan-European initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European early career scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy.

 

 

YAE board members at Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen coming together to see the registering of the charity.
YAE board members at Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen coming together to see the registering of the charity.
26th February 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org
Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair Young Academy of Europe (YAE) contributing to the debate

YAE starts to debate Plan S

Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub’s 30th anniversary reception, held on 14th January, featured a lively discussion on Plan S, an initiative for open-access science publishing. Plan S was launched in September 2018 by an international consortium of research funders, cOAlition S, supported by the ERC and launched by Science Europe.

Prof Ole Petersen, the Hub’s Academic Director, and Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), introduced the topic, followed by audience discussion.

Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair Young Academy of Europe (YAE) contributing to the debate
Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair Young Academy of Europe (YAE) contributing to the debate

Although Plan S is seen as a force for change and is supported by some very important funding bodies, such as UKRI, the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation, there remain a number of challenges and some institutions remain cautious.  There are challenges for researchers.  They include those trying to build their career through publishing in high-impact journals that are not generally open-access, and those who do not have the advantage of research grants to meet the costs of publishing fees, often in developing countries.  At the same time, it was recognised that the academic publishing industry may undergo a fundamental transformation, with new not-for-profit publishing initiatives and fresh publishing strategies adopted by learned societies and others.

15th January 2019. For further information please contact info@yacadeuro.org