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

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

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