Register now for the 2021 YAE AGM! Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-related travel restrictions, this will be a virtual meeting, held on Tuesday 19th October 2021, from 09:30 to 16:30. 

We will certainly miss seeing you all for in-person networking, but we know that the decision to go virtual is the right one, and the safe one. We are confident this high-quality virtual meeting will be an enriching, stimulating and enjoyable experience for all.

Registration to the event is free, by clicking the orange button below. We have put together an outstanding programme (below) that includes renowned invited guests, talks by our most recent members, and opportunities for brainstorming and collaboration.

Importantly, this year the joint Academia Europaea / YAE meeting – Building Bridges 2021 (BB2021) will also go ahead, immediately after our AGM. Among the AE’s excellent programme, we will be hosting two of the sessions on Thursday 21st: 

  • The 2021 André Mischke YAE Prize lecture by Prof. Marian Verhelst
  • A Panel Discussion on “Redefining Rewards & Recognitions for European Scholars” with four distinguished panelists

We wholeheartedly encourage you to join these sessions! You can register for BB2021 separately, following this link.

If you have any questions about the AGM or BB2021, please contact YAE Activities Chair Scott Bremer (email:


The YAE Board

Full 2021 YAE AGM Programme:

09:30 – 10:00     
Welcome & update on activities 2020-21 (Gemma Modinos)
10:00 – 11:00   
Young Scholars for European Science Advice (Moniek Tromp)
11:00 – 11:30     Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00     
Welcome to the new 2021 YAE members (Gemma Modinos), Farewell to outgoing AE President (Sierd Cloetingh), and Welcome to new AE President (Marja Makarow)
12:00 – 13:00     
Research talks by new YAE members (moderator: Giulia Grancini)
13:00 – 14:30     Lunch break
14:30 – 15:15     
Updates by task forces (moderator: Scott Bremer)
15:15 – 16:00     
Brainstorming session – YAE in 2022 (moderator: Senem Aydın Düzgit)
16:00 – 16:15     Coffee break
16:15 – 16:25     
Election results (secretary: Katell Laveant; voting will take place online prior to AGM)
16:25 – 16:30    Close by newly elected YAE Chair
16:30.                End of 2021 YAE AGM