One of the major aims of the GYA is to support the establishment and development of National Young Academies (NYA), cooperation with them and networking. For this purpose, the GYA has developed a Blueprint for Establishing a National Young Academy as well as a Young Academy Toolkit (2021). We provide advice and support, collect best practices and can put you in contact with young academy inititiatives in your region.
You might also find the following resources helpful as starting points for learning about and engaging with the young academy network:
- The 2019 Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Young Academies , singed by a majority of existing young academies.
- At the GYA AGM 2012, Professor Roseanne Diab (Academy of Science on South Africa) discussed the role and experience of Senior Academies in the establishment of Young Academies with Caradee Wright (Co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science): video
Over the years, a number of articles have been published which discuss the creation of and work done by young aacdemies:
- Ulrich Schollwöck (2005) An Academy of their own, IN: Nature, Vol 437.
- Tilman Brück, Catherine Beaudry, Hans Hilgenkamp, Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, Hiba Salah-Eldin Mohamed and Gregory A. Weiss (2010) Empowering Young Scientists, IN: Science, Vol 328.
- Volker ter Meulen & Günter Stock (2010) Cultivating Young Academies, IN: Science, Vol 330.
- Bruce Alberts (2011) The Young Academy Movement, IN: Science, Vol 332.
- Eva Alisic & Hans Hilgenkamp (2018) New Voices, at last, IN: Science, Vol 361.
- Editorial (2021) A 21st-birthday wish for Young Academies of science, IN: Nature, Vol. 594.
- Erika Bálint et al (2021) Six Reasons to Launch a Young Academy, IN: Nature, Vol. 594.
Feel free to contact the with any queries you may have re. establishing a (national) young academy, or engaging with the worldwide network of young academies!