GYA WiS launch personal stories about motherhood in science
The GYA Women in Science working group have published “Motherhood in Science – How children change our academic careers“, a collection of 18 fascinatingly personal stories. The publication sheds light on the challenges of motherhood in the science sphere and academia. These challenges range from biased working environments and cultural and traditional expectations, to underdeveloped or missing support systems and feelings of self-guilt in a working parent.
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Young Academies oppose funding cuts to Horizon Europe
The GYA, together with 18 European and associated Young Academies, has signed an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and national governments to raise concerns over cuts to Horizon Europe funding from 2021 onwards. The letter, whose drafting was led by the Polish Young Academy, urges MEPs and national governments to act against the proposed cuts in the budget of Horizon Europe in 2021-2027, which were suggested by the European Council in July 2020. Funding should be restored to at least the initially agreed €94.4bn and funding for Pillar 1 initiatives prioritised.
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