Stockholm, 12 November 2015 – From 16–18 November 2015 the Global Young Academy (GYA) and Young Academy of Sweden (YAS) co-hosted the 2nd Worldwide meeting of Young Academies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.

The international event brought together excellent young scientists representing Young Academies from all over the world. The meeting was an important opportunity for the Young Academies to develop their network and collaborations across disciplinary and national borders, on a regional as well as a global level. Representatives from 33 countries were attending the meeting.

On the second day of the worldwide meeting the EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) co-hosted a joint conference. During this event the international young scholars identified how science could support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals had been discussed at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September 2015 and also played a role at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015.

Joint Conference: “Scientific support for policy making in sustainable development: Joining forces” (Host: JRC)

Venue: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, SE-114 18 Stockholm

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Among the young researchers to contribute to the conference next to experts from the JRC were GYA member and expert in bioprocessing and engineering Noble Banadda (Uganda), and YAS member and climate scientist, Helena Filipsson (Sweden). Leading experts in global health and sustainability research, Hans Rosling and Johan Rockström, gave keynote lectures.


2nd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies: A source of exciting stories

The 2nd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies and the conference “Scientific support for policy making in sustainable development” were a great opportunity for journalists to discover engaging and relevant stories for their readers. If you are interested getting insights on today’s and tomorrow’s most pressing challenges with regard to sustainable development and how science can contribute to solving, please get in touch the media contacts below.

Contact for the media
Annika Moberg, Head of Communications, YAS, , +46 70 3253218
Heidi Wedel, GYA Managing Director (Germany); , +49 151 61333025



Press Release on the 2nd Worldwide meeting of Young Academies

Programme of the 2nd Worldwide meeting of Young Academies