6th Annual Meeting of the Young Academy of Europe, 2017: an update from the Board

Dear Members of the Young Academy of Europe, Many of you joined us in Budapest for our Annual General Meeting and joint meeting with the Academia Europaea. Those who were there, will agree that is was a wonderful occasion held in a beautiful backdrop of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. We had a very productive first day where we were joined by hfp ...

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First edition of the Annual YAE Prize awarded to Rianne Letschert

Rianne Letschert is awarded the YAE Medal 2018 by Marcel Swart, former YAE Chair During the Joint AE/ALLEA/YAE Meeting in Budapest, we awarded the first edition of the Annual YAE Prize to Rianne Letschert. Professor Letschert has had an outstanding academic career, working in the field of international law, with a focus on minority rights and human rights, and is now the Rector Magnificus (equivalent to Provost) of Maastricht ...

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5th Annual Meeting of the Young Academy of Europe, 2016: an update from the Board

Dear Members of the Young Academy of Europe, Some of us are just back from the Annual General Meeting which took place at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Those who were there will agree that it has been a wonderful occasion and a feast in celebration of excellent scholarship, good company and delicious food! The Board would like to thank Nicole Grobert ...

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Position of Young Academies on Open Access and Open Data

In preparation for the upcoming Open Science conference in Amsterdam, the YAE has joined forces with other Young Academies in Europe as well as the Global Young Academy, to prepare statements on both Open Science and Open Data. These statements will be officially presented to the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, at ...

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Spreading Excellence in Europe workshop

As part of the initiative "Spreading Excellence in Europe", the YAE, in collaboration with the Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub Wroclaw, the Academy of Young Scholars and Artists and Nature Publishing Group, hosted the first "Excellent Science Days" in Wroclaw, on 5th-6th November 2015. The major objective of this event was to promote excellence across ...

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Press release on Women in Science symposium

In celebration of the Year of Light, on 22nd May 2015, the Young Academy of Europe and SciLifeLab coorganised a one-day symposium "Pathways to Excellence: Experiences of Illuminating Science", in order to honour the contributions of outstanding women in research and academic leadership. Please see the press release for additional information. The video ...

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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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