The YAE was involved in the organising committee of the 4th Gago Conference on European Science Policy, held on June 13 2022, through our board member Dr. Katalin Solymosi. The GAGO conference brought together in Brussels and online research institutions, policy makers and representatives of early career researchers’ associations. It was organised by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France), Ciencia Viva (Portugal) and ISE, with the support of the French Presidency of Council of the European Union.

The Conference was organised a conference to cover the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early-career researchers. From this conference, a manifesto for early-career researchers was produced, which has been endorsed by YAE.

From the ISE website, the manifesto calls for:

  1. Europe-wide monitoring of young researchers’ situation
  2. Improving research careers and working conditions in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs), Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  3. Enhancing research careers in the third sector, including NGOs and governmental organisations
  4. Involving national funding agencies in cooperation with the European Commission.

More details on the manifesto, to download it and to endorse it, please visit the ISE website following this link.