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Young Academies Release Statement in Response to ‘Plan S’ on Open Access of Scientific Output

Publicly funded research output should neither be hidden behind paywalls nor be a ‘pay-to-publish’ game. This is one of the core tenets of the Position Statement titled ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Plan S – The View of Young Academies’, which is the result of discussions among several European young academies and the Global Young Academy (GYA). The joint Statement was released on 15 October 2018.
According to the Statement, ‘We consider Plan S as a bold step that has the potential to be a game-changer in making European science open and setting an example globally on how publicly funded research is published, in particular its requirement that the copyright remains with the author and that licences adhere to the Berlin Declaration.’

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YAS member announces the European Health Award 2016

Siobhán O’Connor, a new member to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, was one of only three young academics hand picked from across Europe to help judge and announce the European Health Award 2016. This prestigious award is presented at the European Health Forum Gastein conference in Austria each year. Siobhán, a lecturer in nursing at Edinburgh Napier University, received a Young Forum Gastein scholarship to attend this high level EU health policy conference to represent Scotland. The scholarship is co-funded by the European Commission and WHO Europe, to enable leading young health professionals to attend and participate in the conference.

Many European projects with a health focus are submitted for the European Health Award and Siobhán joined a panel of prestigious judges including Dr Terje Peetso, Health and Wellbeing Unit of DG CONNECT in the European Commission, Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Albert van der Zeijden, Board Member of the International Forum Gastein, among others to shortlist projects and make the final selection.

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European young academies award prizes for answers to the question: "Who Gets Carried Away by Europe?"

A Question for Europe, a joint project between YAS and six other European young academies, has announced the winners of its competition, “Who Gets Carried Away by Europe?”

The competition, which was supported by the Commerzbank Foundation, encouraged participants to answer the question “who gets carried away by Europe?” by submitting any type of creative response; academic, literary, musical, photographic, and audio-visual submissions were accepted.

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Europe's Young Academies Launch: A Question for Europe








 

 A QUESTION FOR EUROPEWho Gets Carried Away by Europe?

Europe attracts and divides. It makes us dream, but it also has a reality with boundaries that shape our lives. What are the dynamics of integration?

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